US Airstrike on Syria:America has carried out airstrikes on two places associated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria. The Pentagon said the strikes were a response to recent drone and missile attacks against US targets and personnel. Earlier last week, American soldiers were attacked in Syria. (file photo)
AP, Washington. US Airstrike on Syria The US military this morning carried out airstrikes on two locations associated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps in eastern Syria. The Pentagon said the strikes were a response to recent drone and missile attacks against US targets and personnel. Earlier last week, American soldiers were attacked in Syria.
Revenge for attacks on American soldiers in Iraq and Syria
There have been at least 12 attacks on US targets and troops in Iraq and four in Syria since October 17, according to the Pentagon. Air Force Brigadier General Pat Ryder said 21 US personnel were injured in the two strikes, which used drones to target al-Asad airbase in Iraq and al-Tanf garrison in Syria.
The US is aggressively attacking Iranian-backed groups, possibly to deter potential attacks from Israel’s war against Hamas.
Airstrike for self-defense: Lloyd Austin
On this attack on Syria, US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin || A statement has also come. They said,
Today, U.S. military forces conducted self-defence strikes against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliated groups in eastern Syria.
Attacks on Iran-backed militia groups
The US alleges that Iran-backed militia groups attacked American troops in Iraq and Syria on October 17. As a result of these attacks, one US civilian contractor died and 21 US personnel suffered minor injuries, but all have since recovered and not returned to duty.