Donald Trump Closely Follows Reports Of US-based Attack In Iraq

Washington.- The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump was "monitoring" reports of an attack on an air base in western Iraq where coalition forces and the United States are housed.

"We are aware of the reports of the attacks on the US facilities in Iraq. The president has been informed and is closely monitoring the situation and consulting with his national security team," the House spokeswoman said in a statement. Blanca, Stephanie Grisham.

A dozen rockets hit in the last hours at the Al Asad air base in Iraq, which houses US troops, in a possible reprisal from Iran for the murder of General Qasem Soleimaní, US media reported.

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US President Donald Trump was informed of the attack and remains in contact with his national security team, according to the White House, while Iranian state media attributed the assault to the Guardians of the Revolution of Iran.

This is a revenge for the death of General of the Revolutionary Guard Qassem Soleimani, the television station said.

The Ain Assad base is located in the western Iraqi province of Anbar. The US troops used it for the first time after its invasion in 2003 in which the dictator Saddam Hussein was overthrown, and then returned there to fight the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

The operative was called “Mártir Soleimani,” added the television. The aerospace division of the Revolutionary Guard, which controls Iran's missile program, launched the attack.

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