attacked at least two bases in Iraq that house American military forces on Wednesday morning local time, Iranian and U.S. officials said.

It launched ballistic missiles in its first move against the U.S. since President ordered an American drone strike to , dramatically escalating tensions between the two countries. The offensive did not cause any American casualties, a U.S. official  and late Tuesday.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) — the branch of the country’s military in which Soleimani served — directed the assault, it told and American media. 

“The brave soldiers of IRGC’s aerospace unit have launched a successful attack with tens of ballistic missiles on Al Assad military base in the name of martyr Gen. [Qassem] Soleimani,”

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