Iran has launched “tens” of missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base housing US troops following the killing of the country’s top general.

Iranian state TV described the attacks as Tehran’s revenge operation over the killing of General Qassem Soleimani.

The state TV stated that missiles har been fired by Tehran’s Revolutionary Guard aerospace division and the operation was named “Marytr Soleimani”.

America have confirmed they are watching the situation closely with President Trump having been briefed already.

A White House spokesperson said: “The President has been briefed and is monitoring the situation closely and consulting with his national security team.”

Ain Assad air base, in Iraq’s western Anbar province, was first used by American forces after the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.

It later saw American troops stationed there amid the fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.