Iran Strikes At US Troops In Iraq In Response To General’s Killing

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In revenge against the U. S. assassination of an Iranian general, Iranian forces fired missiles on Wednesday at military bases hosting US troops in Iraq, raising tensions in the dispute with Washington in the Middle East’s anxiety over an even larger war.

The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the assaults were a “slap on face” for U.S. troops and that they should leave the area, speaking to a crowd of Iranians shouting “Death to America.”

U.S. President Donald Trump, who requested the automaton strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Friday, gave an underlying reaction on Twitter: “All is well!”. Trump, who was indicted a month ago and faces an election this year, at the end of the week took steps to target 52 Iranian destinations if Iran fought back for Soleimani’s killing.