US launches strikes on 85 targets in Syria and Iraq in response to last week’s drone attack

US launches strikes on 85 targets in Syria and Iraq in response to last week’s drone attack

By Mosese Raqio
Saturday 03/02/2024
Photo:Bloomberg

The United States of America has launched strikes on 85 targets in Syria and Iraq in response to last week’s drone attack on a US military base that killed three soldiers.

US Centcom says its forces conducted airstrikes against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp Force and affiliated militia groups.

President Joe Biden says their response has begun and will continue at times and places of their choosing.

Three US soldiers were killed and more than 40 personnel injured in a drone attack at a US base called Tower 22 last week and the White House blamed Iran and vowed a very consequential response.

Meanwhile, Iran denies involvement, calling the accusations baseless and saying it was not involved in the decision-making of resistance groups.

Source: BBC News

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