The United States began retaliatory strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria on Friday evening, the US military told international news agencies. More than 85 targets are said to have been hit. This is in retaliation for the drone attack on an army base in Jordan, which killed three American soldiers and injured around forty last Sunday.
Syrian state media speak of “American aggression” and report that “several deaths and injuries” have been caused by American attacks in desert areas in Syria and on the border between Syria and Iraq.
According to the US military, militias affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were the target. Command centers and ammunition storage facilities are said to have been hit, among other things. The US previously accused pro-Iranian militant groups in the area of Sunday’s attack and said the kamikaze drone used was Iranian-made.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said earlier this week that there would be “a multi-pronged response” following the deaths of the three US soldiers in Jordan. The reprisals came hours after US President Joe Biden attended a mourning ceremony for the dead soldiers at an air base in the state of Delaware.
US carries out retaliatory strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria
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