US Strikes Militias In Syria In Biden First
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Fri 26th February 2021 | 02:50 PM
Beirut, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Feb, 2021 ) :The US military has struck militias in eastern Syria, killing at least 22 fighters according to a war monitor, in what the Pentagon said was a message from the new administration after recent rocket attacks targeting US troops in Iraq.
In its first military action since Joe Biden became president five weeks ago, the Pentagon said it had carried out air strikes on Thursday at a Syria-Iraq border control point used by Iran-backed groups, destroying "multiple facilities".
"At President Biden's direction", the US raids targeted "infrastructure utilised by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria", spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
"These strikes were authorised in response to recent attacks against American and coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel," he said.
Militia border posts were also destroyed, the war monitor said.