NEWS BREAKING ALERT: Reports of Attack at Al Assad Airbase in Iraq

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NEWS BREAKING ALERT: (9:49 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — President Trump has tweeted about the Iranian missile attack, saying “all is well” so far.

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (9:38 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — Sky News is reporting that five Iraqi soldiers were injured in the missile attack by Iran

MONITORING:

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (8:35 p.m. ET 1/70/20): The Federal Aviation Administration has banned U.S. flights over Iran, Iraq, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman

Iranian jets have entered Iraqi airspace

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (7:42 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — Casualties are reported at Al Assad airbase in Iraq

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (7:36 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — Camp Taji in Iraq has been hit by about 5 rockets, according to VOA.


NEWS BREAKING ALERT (7:12 p.m. ET (1/7/20) — The Pentagon has released a statement following the attacks at U.S. bases in Iraq

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (7:05 p.m. 1/7/20) — President Trump meeting with his National Security Council about Iranian attack on bases in Iraq

UPDATE (6:54 p.m. ET 1/7/20) —

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (6:34 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — U.S. official confirms that ballistic missiles have been fired from inside Iran at multiple US military facilities, according to ABC News


NEWS BREAKING ALERT (6:26 p.m. ET 1/7/20): Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps says “the brave soldiers of IRGC’s aerospace unit have launched a successful attack”

Kuristan24 reporting base was attacked by “short-range ballistic missiles.”

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (6:20 p.m. ET 1/7/20): U.S. military source tells Fox News “Under missile attack from Iran. These are either cruise missiles or short range ballistic missiles. All over the country.”


Third round said to be underway

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (6:08 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — U.S. official confirms to Washington Post an ongoing attack on Al-Asad airbase in Iraq. “It’s the one Trump Iraq would have to pay for if the US leaves.”


NEWS BREAKING ALERT (6:03 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — Semi-official Iranian news agency claims rocket attack at Al Assad base is an “Iranian missile attack.”

NEWS BREAKING ALERT (5:57 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — Multiple rocket attacks have hit the Al Assad airbase in Al Anbar, Iraq, during what reporters and defense officials are calling a “coordinated attack” on the U.S. and coalition airbase.

“30 rounds”


NEWS BREAKING ALERT (5:47 p.m. ET 1/7/20) — A rocket attack has been reported at the Al Assad airbase in Al Anbar, Iraq. The attack is being reported by BBC News, VOA News and local sources.


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