US carries out precision airstrikes on Iran-backed militias attacking US troops with drones
American Military News - President Joe Biden directed the United States military to carry out multiple precision airstrikes against facilities linked to Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq and Syria on Sunday in response to drone attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities, according to the Department of Defense.
A statement by Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby emailed to American Military News read:
At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region. The targets were selected because these facilities are utilized by Iran-backed militias that are engaged in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq. Specifically, the U.S. strikes targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq, both of which lie close to the border between those countries. Several Iran-backed militia groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), used these facilities.
As demonstrated by this evening’s strikes, President Biden has ....READ MORE
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