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The airstrikes in Syria come 2 weeks after an attack against American personnel in Iraq. National security analyst Dr. Rebecca Grant with insight The U.S. military carried out an airstrike against...
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The United States conducted a military airstrike in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq on Thursday night targeting Iranian-backed militias in retaliation for a recent rocket strike in Erbil...
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Feb 25, 2021 · Shattered glass is on the ground following a rocket attack in Irbil, the capital of the northern Iraqi Kurdish autonomous region, on Feb. 15. On Thursday, the U.S. launched airstrikes targeting...
Feb 26, 2021 · BAGHDAD -- A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraq i armed group, killing one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraq i militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden.
Feb 26, 2021 · Thursday night's airstrike targeted a compound used by two Iranian-backed militias the U.S. believes are responsible for rocket attacks in Iraq that wounded Americans. A Pentagon spokesman...
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Feb 26, 2021 · The most recent airstrike against Iranian-backed militias was in December 2019, which hit targets in both Iraq and Syria. There was no immediate response from Iranian officials to Thursday's U.S....
On February 25, 2021, the United States military carried out an airstrike on a site believed to be occupied by Iranian-backed militias in eastern Syria. The unilateral operation was in retaliation for multiple rocket attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq ten days earlier and was the first known offensive military operation carried out under U.S. president Joe Biden.
The United States intervened in Iraq in 2014 as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, a U.S.-led coalition tasked with combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Iran intervened in the country as well, supporting Shia militias, a number of which are hostile to the U.S.-led coalition. Rocket attacks against U.S. forces in the country increased during the 2019–2021 Persian Gulf crisis. Iran has been involved in Syria's civil war since 2013 and has been supporting pro-government ...
The airstrike targeted a small cluster of buildings in al-Hurri village near Abu Kamal, Syria, believed by the United States Department of Defense to be occupied by members of the Iraqi Kata'ib Hezbollah and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada militias. Seven 500lb bombs equipped with JDAM guidance kits were dropped from two U.S. F-15E fighter jets, destroying nine facilities and rendering two others uninhabitable. U.S. defense and Biden administration officials publicly emphasized the limited, "calculate
Following the strikes, U.S. president Joe Biden warned Iran, saying "You can't act with impunity, be careful." Pentagon spokesman John Kirby called the airstrikes a "proportionate military response" to the prior rocket attacks while Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said it was he who recommended the operation to Biden. Iran condemned the strike as "a violation of Syria's sovereignty" and denied responsibility for rocket attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq. U.S. Representative Michael McCaul regarded