Latest updates on general Soleimani's killing: Iran launches ballistic missile strikes on US bases in Iraq

WION Web Team Baghdad, Vardak, Afghanistan Jan 08, 2020, 10.47 AM(IST)

US air strike at Baghdad airport Photograph:( Reuters )

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Iran on Wednesday launched ballistic missile attacks on US bases in Iraq in retaliation to the US drone strike which killed Iranian commander General Qasem Soleimani, which has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.

Iran on Wednesday launched ballistic missile attacks on US bases in Iraq in retaliation to the US drone strike which killed Iranian commander General Qasem Soleimani, which has raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.
 

  • Iran launched ballistic missile strikes on the US bases in Iraq. Read More
  • Donald Trump tweeted, "All is well!" after the Iran missile strikes.
  • Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps confirmed that they fired the missiles in retaliation to General Qasem Soleimani's killing.
  • US Federal Aviation Administration said it would ban US carriers from operating in Iraq airspace including in Iran as several Asian carriers said there were avoiding flying over the region.
  • A stampede had broken out at the funeral of General Qasem Soleimani killing 56 people and injuring more than 210.
  • General Qasem Soleimani's burial which was postponed on Tuesday due to a stampede began on Wednesday at Kerman even as Iran fired missiles at US bases in Iraq.

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