Over A Dozen Rockets Launched By Iran, Hit Iraq Base Where US Troops Are Located

The rocket attack on two Iraqi military bases housing US troops occurred at 1:30 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. ET).

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There are Iraqi casualties, according to a security source

There are casualties among the Iraqis at Ain al-Asad airbase following the attack early Wednesday local time, an Iraqi security source tells CNN.

At this stage, it is unknown whether those causalities are wounded or killed; also unknown are the numbers of casualties.

Pompeo and Esper just arrived at the White House

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Esper have just arrived at the White House.

Pompeo was here earlier but left around 4:30 p.m. ET.

US defense secretary has reached out to Iraq’s prime minister

In the past half hour, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s office called the office of the Prime Minister of Iraq, according to a diplomatic source.

There were difficulties getting through — as it is indeed the middle of the night. They managed to get through, but it’s unclear who was actually on either end of the line, but source says there has been “communication between the US and Iraqi governments at the highest level.”

Pelosi tells Democrats that vote on War Powers Act will be pushed to next week

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told her colleagues that they will vote next week on the war powers resolution to limit President Trump’s authority on Iran, according to attendees. It was initially expected to be voted on this week.

Asked why there’s a delay, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said: “This is a discussion that started Sunday night … This is something that has to be considered seriously and thoughtfully and correctly if we’re going to do this.”

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