US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia

The United States launched #airstrikes in #Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The #Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a US service member and other coalition troops. “I’m confident in the target that we went after, we know what we hit,” Defense Secretary Lloyd #Austin told reporters.

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