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Iran-backed group launches airstrike against attack on US troops, Israel conducts third airstrike on Hamas war

The United States has carried out an airstrike on a facility run by an Iran-backed militia in response to attacks on US troops in Syria and Iraq due to the Israel-Hamas war. The Pentagon said the US carried out two airstrikes in Syria on Sunday against Iran and its allies, Reuters reported. This is the third attack by the US in Syria since October 26. The second attack was carried out on Wednesday, 8 November.

“The President has no higher priority than the safety of American personnel, and he directed today’s action to make clear that the United States will defend itself, its personnel, and its interests,” US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement. Will do.” The attacks targeted a training facility near the city of Albu Kamal and a safe house near the city of Mayadin, he said, adding that US President Joe Biden had ordered the attacks.

Reuters, citing sources, said the strikes targeted a camp run by pro-Iranian militias and another near a bridge near the city of Mayadin near the Iraqi border. Sources quoted by Reuters said that this area is considered a stronghold of pro-Iran fighters.

In a statement, Gen. Michael Kurila, head of US Central Command, called the attacks “a response to ongoing provocations by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and their affiliated groups in Iraq and Syria.”

“The United States will continue to defend itself, its personnel, and its interests,” he concluded, as quoted by ABC News.

The report further stated that Iran has supported Hamas in its war against Israel and accused the United States and others of abetting Israel’s declared war against the Palestinian militant group.

US and coalition troops in Iraq and Syria have been attacked at least 40 times by Iran-backed groups in recent weeks. According to Reuters, at least 45 US soldiers have suffered serious or minor brain injuries.

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