US retaliates against Iran-backed militants after ballistic missile strike, officials say

Written by on November 21, 2023

The Pentagon believes the counterstrike killed several Iran-linked militants.

November 21, 2023, 5:18 PM ET

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The U.S. military fired back at Iran-backed militants who injured several troops in Iraq early Tuesday morning local time, according to U.S. officials.

The militants launched a ballistic missile attack from a truck against U.S. forces at al-Asad Airbase in western Iraq, leaving several service members with minor injuries, according to U.S. officials.

"I can confirm an attack last night by . . .

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