U.S. miliary bases in Iraq are under Iranian missile attack, the U.S. Department of Defense and Iranian media have confirmed.

Fars News posted this tweet:

https://twitter.com/FarsNews_Agency/status/1214686551281741824

[Note – This tweet now has been deleted, and appears to have been reposted here]

UPDATES TO FOLLOW

Be careful about images and reports on social media and even in the mainstream media. There is lots of disinformation and misinformation.

Preliminary reports indicate no US casualties.

The FAA is now issued an emergency restriction over Persian Gulf airspace.

Despite rumors to the contrary, President Donald Trump is not giving an address to the nation tonight.

Updates from the West Coast Team, by Leslie:

What would a major news story be without some #FakeNews?

President Trump will giving a statement tomorrow morning.

There are reports coming in that a Ukrainian plane crashed on take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport, which seems to be related to technical difficulties based on initial information available.

A Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines has crashed due to technical problems after take-off from Iran’s Imam Khomeini airport with 180 passengers and crew aboard, the semi-official Fars news agency tweeted on Wednesday.

This came after Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases where US military and coalition forces’ are stationed in Iraq, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

And while this report may also be unrelated, there were 2 earthquakes reported in southwest Iran around the time of the missile launches.

Two earthquakes measuring magnitudes 4.9 and 4.5 hit southewestern Iran Wednesday morning.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the stronger quake hit at about 2:20 a.m., six miles southeast of the city of Borazjan.

The second quake hit almost exactly one hour later about 10 miles southeast of the city.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Borazjan has a population of about 110,000. It is located near the Persian Gulf.

 
 
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