Thursday, February 25, 2021

Mr Burns First Day On The Job As CIA Director And US Launches Airstrike Against Iranian-Backed Forces In Syria


US launches airstrike against Iranian-backed forces in Syria 

The U.S. military carried out an airstrike against an Iranian-backed militia stronghold in Syria Thursday, a senior official told Fox News. In the first known military action by President Biden, multiple facilities were struck in the air attack that targeted Iraqi border-based Shia militia groups, Kait’ib Hezbollah and Kait’ib Sayyid al Shuhada. Both forces are suspected of having received funding and military support from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard. The senior security official said the strike was a defensive strategy, intended to halt and deter future rocket attacks by the militia group recently seen in Iraq. The Defense Department later confirmed the strikes. "These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel," Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Thursday. Source 

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