US carries out air strikes in Iraq, Syria in retaliation for drone attacks

The United States has it carried out one other spherical of air strikes in opposition to Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria, this time in response to drone attacks by the militia in opposition to US personnel and services in Iraq.

In an announcement, the US army mentioned it focused operational and weapons storage services at two places in Syria and one location in Iraq. It didn’t disclose whether or not it believed anybody was killed or injured.

The strikes got here on the path of President Joe Biden, the second time he has ordered retaliatory strikes in opposition to Iran-backed militia since taking workplace 5 months in the past.

Biden final ordered restricted strikes in opposition to a goal in Syria in February, that point in response to rocket attacks in Iraq.

A US fighter jet lands on the deck of an aircraft carrier (file image)
The US army says it focused services at two places in Syria and one in Iraq. Credit: AP

“As demonstrated by this evening’s strikes, President Biden has been clear that he will act to protect US personnel,” the Pentagon mentioned in an announcement on Sunday.

The Pentagon mentioned the services focused have been utilized by Iran-backed militia, together with Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada.

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