US-Iran tensions after Soleimani killing: All the latest updates

President Donald Trump has given no indication that the United States will respond militarily to Iran’s attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US troops, signalling a de-escalation in a major crisis triggered by the US assassination of a top Iranian commander.

Trump said on Wednesday there had been no US casualties and damage was minimal after Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq’s Anbar province and a facility in Erbil.

Iran had pledged retaliatory attacks against the US for last week’s killing of Qassem Soleimani, the country’s most powerful and revered military leader, whom Washington accused of plotting imminent attacks against US forces in the region.

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