US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

Washington (AFP) – The US military struck facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed armed groups Thursday, saying President Joe Biden’s new administration was sending Tehran a message after recent rocket attacks on US troop locations in Iraq. In its first military action against Iran-linked groups since Biden became president five weeks ago, the US Defense Department said it had carried out airstrikes at a Syria-Iraq border control point used by those groups, destroying “multiple facilities.” “At President Biden’s direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes ag…

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