U.S. Military Carry Out Overnight Airstrikes Against Militias In Syria And Iraq
SYRIA/IRAQ - The United States military carried out overnight airstrikes against 2 Iran backed militias in both Iraq and Syria on Sunday in response to recent drone attacks targeting U.S. soldiers and military buildings.
The United States military targeted operational and storage buildings near the Syrian/Iraqi border in three locations using F-15 and F-16 jets.
The military stated that the targets that were hit by the overnight airstrike were being used by Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada militia groups.
The Pentagon put out a statement saying, "The United States took necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation—but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message".
This was the second time the Biden administration carried out airstrikes in the region so far. In February Washington ordered F-15 airstrikes in response to rocket attacks against U.S. coalition forces in Erbil, Iraq.
No casualties have yet been reported in the most recent airstrikes, which were by far more extensive and hit more targets than the airstrike carried out earlier this year in February of 2021.