Trump launches attacks ‘all over Iraq’ as the war escalates again during its 17th year
President Donald Trump speaking to troops at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq (screengrab)

The United States military is launching airstrikes "all over Iraq" in retaliation for a rocket attack that killed two American troops.

"U.S.-led coalition airstrikes underway in Iraq against Iranian-backed forces one day after two Americans and a British medic killed: U.S. official," Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson reported Thursday.

The military-focused publication Task & Purpose advanced the story.

A defense official confirmed the news to Task & Purpose, adding the strikes were happening 'all over Iraq,'" the publication reported.