No Iraqi casualties in 22-missile Iranian attack overnight

Iraqi army units are deployed during military operations of the Iraqi Army's Seventh Brigade in Anbar, Iraq. (File photo: AP)

Iraq’s military said on Wednesday that 22 missiles were launched on the Ain al-Assad air base that houses US-led coalition troops in the western Anbar province and a base in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil, causing no casualties.

Two of the 17 missiles targeting Ain al-Asad did not go off, it said in a statement. The five on Erbil all targeted coalition headquarters. There were no casualties among Iraqi forces, the military said.

“Iraq was subjected between 1:45 and 2:45 this morning of 8 January 2020 to bombardment by 22 missiles; 17 missiles fell on Ain al-Assad air base including two that did not explode ... and five on the city of Erbil that all fell on coalition headquarters. No casualties among Iraqi forces were recorded,” the statement said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05