More than 80 sites hit in eastern Syria and Iraq
More than 80 sites hit in eastern Syria and Iraq – Last Sunday, a drone strike in Jordan killed three US soldiers and wounded dozens more
US forces launched airstrikes late Friday (2/2) targeting militants in Iraq and Syria.
The strikes come in response to a drone attack in Jordan last Sunday in which three U.S. soldiers were killed and about 40 wounded.
Washington had blamed the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Iranian-backed armed group.
The US Central Command (CENTCOM), which has military responsibility for the Middle East region, said US forces “conducted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliated militias”.
As it states, “U.S. military forces struck more than 85 targets, with numerous aircraft, including long-range bombers flown from the United States. The airstrikes used more than 125 precision munitions.”
It further states that “the facilities hit included command and control operations centers, intelligence centers, missile and rocket and drone depots, as well as logistics and ammunition supply facilities for the militia groups and their sponsors IRGC that facilitated attacks against US and Coalition forces.”
Biden: To those who seek to do us harm, we will respond
US President Joe Biden said on Friday that he has ordered military strikes on facilities in Iraq and Syria linked to groups that attacked U.S. forces and said the “response” would continue.
“Our response began today. It will continue at times and places of our choosing,” Biden said in a statement. “The United States does not seek conflict in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world. But let all those who might seek to harm us know that: If you harm an American, we will respond.”