The Biden administration is reportedly planning a bombing campaign on Iranian assets across the Middle East as retaliation for a drone attack that killed three American soldiers. The attacks will focus on ‘Iranian targets’ in Syria and Iraq and may extend to the Iranian navy and personnel in the region. While no culprit has been definitively named, US officials claim the drone used in the attack was manufactured in Iran.
The Biden administration is planning to launch a days-long or even potentially weeks-long bombing campaign on Iranian assets across the Middle East, although there doesn’t appear to be plans to hit Iran directly, according to US officials speaking to NBC and CBS.
The attacks which will reportedly focus on ‘Iranian targets’ inside Syrian and Iraq are meant as retaliation and a supposed deterrent in response to the weekend drone attack which killed three American soldiers at a Jordanian base near the Syrian border. The attacks might extend to the Iranian navy as well, in addition to targeting Iranian personnel or ‘Iran-backed militias’ in Syria and Iraq. While the Pentagon has said that said the Jordan base attack had the ‘footprints’ of Kataib Hezbollah or the Shia ‘resistance’ group of Iraq, no culprit has been definitively named, and US officials have also admitted they have not evidence Iran was behind it. But they are now reportedly saying the drone used in the attack was manufactured in Iran