What you need to know
- What happened?: After the US killed a top Iranian general last week, Tehran struck back Wednesday, launching strikes on Iraqi bases housing US troops. President Trump responded by promising more sanctions, signalling a deescalation of the worst tensions between the two countries in years — at least for the moment.
- What comes next?: As the Middle East comes to terms with those developments, the US House of Representatives will take up legislation Thursday that could restrain Trump’s ability to launch military action against Iran.
From CNN’s Mohammed Tawfeeq in Baghdad
In addition to the Iranian missiles that hit al-Asad airbase to Baghdad’s west on Wednesday, missiles also struck multiple locations near Erbil.
Local security officials told CNN the strikes targeted Harir Air Base, some 60 kilometers (37 miles) northeast of Erbil, and Gazna, a training camp for coalition forces just outside the Erbil airport. The camp was formerly a US base.