The Biden administration confirmed that the president was in power Airstrikes Sunday night on several militant camps along the Iraq-Syria border to “protect U.S. personnel” – as a Department of Defense official statement said afterward.
“Under President Biden’s direction, the US military forces earlier tonight were defensive accurate airstrikes against facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region, ”The latter Read Sunday’s statement. It is said to be a “response” to ongoing drone attacks carried out by Iran’s allied forces in the same countries.
Such airstrikes began to become increasingly commonplace in the last year of the Trump administration amid growing attacks among Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, but were rare for the Biden White House, which just happened. a first hour in February that was disclosed to the public.
The DoD press statement added to the latest attack: “The targets were chosen because these facilities were used by Iranian-backed militias attacking unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) against personnel. and U.S. facilities in Iraq. “
“Specifically, the U.S. attacked targeted operations and weapons storage facilities in two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq, which are equally located on the border between the countries. Several Iranian-backed militia groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS), have used these facilities. “
U.S. Air Force F-15s and F-16s were used in tonight’s strikes that occurred ~ 6 pm ET (1 am local).
At least one facility used by Iranian military forces to launch and retrieve drones has been destroyed: U.S. defense official
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The U.S. military called it “necessary” – saying “President Biden is clear he will act to protect U.S. personnel.”
So far there have been no immediate reports of deaths, which are likely to come overnight. Some local sources have suggested that many were killed and injured…
So far 3 casualties have been announced after 2 US strikes in Syria and one in Iraq
The strikes took place on the border between Syria and Iraq in the Abu Kamal area pic.twitter.com/lXGLChpleZ
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Crucially, Iran’s nuclear talks have already entered an uncertain final stage in Vienna -This action could further complicate the negotiations, especially if Tehran is aware that Biden is determined to curb anti-Iranian military actions in Iraq and Syria, which have almost absorbed Iran and the US directly. war, especially after the January 2020 assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
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