U.S. LAUNCHES AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA ON ORDER FROM PRES. BIDEN

0
12249

The United States military has struck Iranian-backed targets in Syria, Pentagon officials confirmed. The move was approved by President Joe Biden.

The airstrike comes following numerous recent rocket attacks targeting American forces in Iraq.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby released this statement:

“At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel. Specifically, the strikes destroyed multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kait’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kait’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS).

This proportionate military response was conducted together with diplomatic measures, including consultation with Coalition partners. The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq.”

Facebook Comments