Scott Morrison on alert after Iran hits US airbase

No Australians have been injured in Iranian airstrikes on US airbases, Scott Morrison says after ordering defence force to take 'whatever actions are necessary' to protect ADF troops Iran this morning fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases  Attack was revenge for US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general on Friday In a statment on Twitter, Mr Morrison said he was monitoring situation closely 

By Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:58 GMT, 8 January 2020 | Updated: 02:43 GMT, 8 January 2020

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Scott Morrison has ordered the defence force to take 'whatever actions are necessary' to protect Australians after Iran hit two Iraqi airbases housing US troops. 

Iran this morning fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases in a revenge attack for a US drone strike that killed a top Iranian general on Friday. 

Australia currently has around 450 troops in Iraq and Syrian to help fight ISIS under Operation Orka. 

In a press conference from Kangaroo Island at 1.30pm, Mr Morrison said no Australians had been injured.

He said: 'I know particularly for ADF personnel, whether they're reservists or otherwise who are here today, they will be pleased to know that their colleagues that they fight alongside and they serve alongside with, at this point, are safe and we're doing everything to ensure their continued safety.'    

The rockets hit Ain Asad (pictured) which houses US and coalition troops

The rockets hit Ain Asad (pictured) which houses US and coalition troops

The rockets hit Ain Asad (pictured) which houses US and coalition troops

In a statement posted on his Twitter account at 11.50am (AEDT), Mr Morrison said he was monitoring the situation closely

In a statement posted on his Twitter account at 11.50am (AEDT), Mr Morrison said he was monitoring the situation closely

In a statement posted on his Twitter account at 11.50am, Mr Morrison said he was monitoring the situation closely. 

The Prime Minister learnt about the attack while flying from Canberra to South Australia to visit bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island.

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