Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said he received a verbal message from Iran around midnight informing him that the response to Lieutenant General Qassem Suleimani's killing had started or would start soon.

Iran Press/Middle East: Iran launched missiles on US forces in an Iraqi airbase in western Iraq as well as on the Kurdistan regional capital of Erbil on Tuesday night.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said Iran informed him that the "strikes would only target US military locations" but did not specify which targets would be hit.

Adel  Abdul Mahdi said he received a call from the US while the missiles were falling on the American wing of the  Ain Al-Assad airbase in Anbar and Harir Air Base near Erbil.

He said he issued warnings to Iraqi troops as soon as he received word.

In a statement, the Iraqi army rejected claims by US officials that Iraqi soldiers were killed in the recent Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) retaliatory raid on a US airbase in Iraq.

IRGC has confirmed that it has hit US Ain al-Assad airbase in Iraq with tens of missiles.

The attack came in response to a US terrorist drone strike days earlier that martyred one of Iran's top Generals, the former Commander of IRGC's elite Quds Force, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.

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