A series of U.S. airstrikes on Sunday night in Syria and Iraq were The military strikes under Biden’s leadership have been publicly exposed for the second time, which is described as targeting Iran-backed militias targeting American military positions with drone and rocket attacks.
the Associated Press one night Iraqi militia officials were quoted as saying that at least four militants were killed of the U.S. operation along Syria’s eastern border – the first strike in which it hit an arms depot inside Syria. In addition a UK -based Mideast monitoring group was reported at least seven Iraqi fighters were killed.
U.S. airstrikes by pro-Iran militias in the Syria-Iraq border region. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/UQ01sjWKkE
– Ali Ozkok (@Ozkok_A) June 28, 2021
The military action was described by the Department of Defense as follows: “Under the direction of President Biden, U.S. military forces earlier tonight made defensive accurate airstrikes against facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region, ”According to a later date Sunday announcement. and The Wall Street Journal Described on Monday: “The Pentagon says operations and weapons storage facilities have been disrupted near the Syria-Iraq border at three locations allegedly used by militia groups in Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada. “
The escalation also put an end to tensions in Baghdad – not to mention the threat of further complicating Iran’s nuclear talks in Vienna – at a time when much of the Iraqi government was forcing Western forces to eventually be removed from on Iraqi soil, given the ‘anti-ISIS’ mission has long appeared to be over. The Iraqi Army issued a blank statement condemning “Obvious and unacceptable violation of Iraq’s sovereignty and national security.”
While not a single U.S. congressman has noticed that there is no war sanction or Congressional approval for the attacks ordered by Biden…
There is no legal permission for U.S. troops to go to Iraq or Syria. Take them home and stop bombing people in exchange for self-defense. https://t.co/EYZipHURtK
– Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 28, 2021
Expectedly, Tehran also fired airstrikes as creating instability in the region, ACCORDING to foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Monday. “Certainly, what the U.S. is doing is disrupting security in the region.”
But more importantly in terms of setting the stage for potential imminent growth, a coalition of pro-Iranian Iraqi militias vowed to retaliate in a statement released immediately after:
“We… will avenge the blood of our righteous martyr against the perpetrators of this heinous crime and with God’s help we will make the enemy taste the bitterness of revenge,” they said.
If the US bombs a sovereign country thousands of miles away & the DoD calls it “defensive,” I understand That’s their business. But why do so many news stories about the bombing repeat that word? Many “reporters” are stenographers who propagate the parrot without examining it. https://t.co/zbdOnsv3l3
– Stephen Kinzer (@stephenkinzer) June 28, 2021
Such airstrikes began to escalate typically in the last year of the Trump administration amid growing attacks among Iranian-backed Iraqi soldiers. During 2020 the series of attacks almost absorbed Iran and the US into direct war, especially after the January assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
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