Under the cloak of darkness, the United States carried out three air strikes on Iranian targets located along the border between Syria and Iraq. Two of these attacks occurred within the Syrian border and the other occurred in Iraq.
This Pentagon A statement on Sunday night explained the reasons.
“Under the guidance of President Biden, American armies The Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said that earlier this evening, the U.S. military carried out a defensive and precise air strike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in the Iraq-Syria border area. “These targets were chosen because these facilities were used by Iranian-backed militias to participate in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks on U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq. Specifically, the United States attacked two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq. Combat and weapons storage facilities, both locations are close to the borders between these countries. Several Iranian-backed militia groups, including Qataibu Hezbollah (KH) and Qataibu Said Shuhada (KSS) , Have used these facilities.”
Kirby went on to say that the strike was to protect American personnel, facilities and “interests” in the area.
“As demonstrated by the attacks tonight, President Biden has made it clear that he will take action to protect American personnel. Given that Iran-backed groups are conducting a series of attacks on American interests in Iraq, the President has instructed further military action. Destroy and prevent such attacks. We came to Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government, the sole purpose of which is to assist the Iraqi security forces in their efforts to defeat Islamic StateThe United States has taken necessary, appropriate, and deliberate actions to limit the risk of escalation—and at the same time it sent a clear and unmistakable deterrent message. “
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