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Us air strikes against Iranian backed militants in Iraq and Syria

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On Sunday (june27,2021), the United States launched air strikes in Iraq and Syria against Iranian backed militants in response to what the Pentagon said were drone attacks by these militants on U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.



The British based Syrian Observatory for human rights said Monday that the US military struck at relevant military targets in Eastern Syria near the Iraqi border, killing at least five Iranian backed militia militants and injuring many others.



The official Syrian news agency said that a child was killed and at least three people were injured in the US air strike on Sunday.



The Pentagon said the U.S. military targeted combat and weapons storage facilities, including two locations in Syria and one in Iraq.



"As tonight's air strike shows, President Biden has made it clear that he will take action to protect American personnel," the Pentagon said in a statement



This is the second time since President Biden took office in January this year that he has authorized the U.S. military to strike at militias supported by Iran in Syria.



In recent months, US personnel and facilities in Iraq have been under constant attack. The United States has long accused Iranian backed groups of carrying out these attacks.
 

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