U.S. bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes against facilities in Syria in response to recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq, the Pentagon said. It was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

2/26/2021 4:06:00 AM

U.S. military conducted airstrikes against facilities in Syria that the Pentagon said were used by Iran-backed militia groups, in response to recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq. The strike was the 1st military action by the Biden administration.

The U.S. military conducted airstrikes against facilities in Syria in response to recent attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq, the Pentagon said. It was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration.

U.S. report on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi is likely to implicate the Saudi crown prince, roiling relations as Biden reshapes Mideast diplomacy.Kirby said the U.S. airstrikes “destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups.”

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Further details were not immediately available.Biden administration officials condemned the Feb. 15 rocket attack near the city of Irbil in Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish-run region, but as recently as this week officials indicated they had not determined for certain who carried it out. Officials have noted that in the past, Iranian-backed Shiite militia groups have been responsible for numerous rocket attacks that targeted U.S. personnel or facilities in Iraq.

AdvertisementKirby had said Tuesday that Iraq is in charge of investigating the Feb. 15 attack.“Right now, we’re not able to give you a certain attribution as to who was behind these attacks, what groups, and I’m not going to get into the tactical details of every bit of weaponry used here,” Kirby said. “Let’s let the investigations complete and conclude, and then when we have more to say, we will.” headtopics.com

A little-known Shiite militant group calling itself Saraya Awliya al-Dam, Arabic for Guardians of Blood Brigade, claimed responsibility for the Feb. 15 attack. A week later, a rocket attack in Baghdad’s Green Zone appeared to target the U.S. Embassy compound, but no one was hurt.

Iran this week said it has no links to the Guardians of Blood Brigade.Advertisement Read more: Los Angeles Times »

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