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President Trump on Jan. 8 announced that there were no casualties after Iran launched missile attacks on two U.S. military targets in Iraq. (Video: The Washington Post)

In an address to the nation from the White House on Wednesday morning, President Trump said no Americans were killed or wounded when Iranian forces launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against two military bases in Iraq early Wednesday local time, marking the most significant Iranian attack in a growing conflict with the United States.

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Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said Wednesday evening that Iran launched 16 ballistic missiles, including 11 that landed at al-Asad air base and one in Irbil.

Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Esper said the missiles struck tents, a helicopter and other items but did not cause major damage.

Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters that he thinks Iranian forces intended to kill Americans and cause destruction but that an intelligence assessment would continue.

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