US Retaliates Against Iranian Targets in Syria for Recent Attacks on Military Bases

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US Retaliates Against Iranian Targets in Syria for Recent Attacks on Military Bases

US Retaliates , Against Iranian Targets in Syria , for Recent Attacks on Military Bases.

On October 26, the United States launched attacks on targets linked with Iran in retaliation for a series of strikes on U.S. military bases in the region.

NBC reports that the news comes amid increased tension in the area as a result of Israel's war against Hamas.

NBC reports that the news comes amid increased tension in the area as a result of Israel's war against Hamas.

Today, at President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces conducted self-defense strikes on two facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups.

, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Defense Secretary, via NBC.

Today, at President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces conducted self-defense strikes on two facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups.

, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Defense Secretary, via NBC.

These precision self-defense strikes are a response to a series of ongoing and mostly unsuccessful attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria by Iranian-backed militia groups that began on October 17, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Defense Secretary, via NBC.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the attacks in Syria were "separate and distinct from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas." .

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the attacks in Syria were "separate and distinct from the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas." .

According to defense officials, U.S. and coalition forces were attacked 19 different times between October 17 and 26.

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The strikes, which occurred in Iraq and Syria, were carried out with a mix of drone and rocket attacks.

As a result of these attacks, one U.S. citizen contractor died from a cardiac incident while sheltering in place; 21 U.S. personnel suffered from minor injuries, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Defense Secretary, via NBC.

On October 25, Biden warned Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that if Iranian forces , "continue to move against [U.S.] troops, we will respond, and he should be prepared.

It has nothing to do with Israel.".

On October 25, Biden warned Iran's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that if Iranian forces , "continue to move against [U.S.] troops, we will respond, and he should be prepared.

It has nothing to do with Israel.".

The president has no higher priority than the safety of U.S. personnel, and he directed today’s action to make clear that the United States will not tolerate such attacks and will defend itself, its personnel and its interests, Lloyd Austin, U.S. Defense Secretary, via NBC


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