BAGHDAD, Iraq 

Iraq’s caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi said on Wednesday that Iran had notified Baghdad before striking U.S. bases in the country.  

“At midnight, we received an official verbal notice from the Islamic Republic of Iran that their retaliation over assassination of martyr Qasim Soleimani had started or will start shortly,” said a statement from his office.

Iraq was informed that the Iranian targets will be limited to locations where U.S. troops are stationed, it added.

Early on Wednesday, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq.

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