• Pentagon says that U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

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    Washington: On Sunday, the United States stated that it sent out another course of airstrikes upon the Iran-backed army in Iraq, including Syria.

    This round of airstrikes is in rejoinder to drone attacks by the militia against U.S. workers and offices in Iraq.

    As per the report, the U.S. military declared it targeted operational and defences accommodation amenities in two places in Syria and one in Iraq.

    However, it did not reveal whether it considered anyone was shot or wounded, though executives stated assessments were open-ended.

    The strikes originated at the direction of President Joe Biden, the second time he has directed retaliatory strikes upon Iran-backed militia following adopting office five months since.

    President Joe Biden last directed limited strikes in Syria in February in response to missile strikes in Iraq.

    "As demonstrated by this evening's strikes, President Biden has been clear that he will act to protect U.S. personnel," the Pentagon said in a report.

    The hits came even as Biden's administration looks to revive a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran potentially. The choice to retaliate shows how Biden intends to compartmentalize such preventive strikes while involving Tehran in diplomacy.

    The U.S. executives think Iran is after a ramp-up of infrequently advanced drone strikes, including a periodical missile attack upon U.S. staff and departments in Iraq. The U.S. military has continued supporting Baghdad to combat the remains of the Islamic State.

    Speaking to Reuters on the situation of anonymity, stated Iran-backed armies moved out at least five drone strikes upon facilities managed by U.S. and alliance group in Iraq since April.

    The Pentagon stated the facilities targeted were practised by Iran-backed militia, including Kataib Hezbollah plus Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada.

    OFFICIALS SAID the U.S. military brought out strikes with F-15 and F-16 aircraft, following the pilots made it back from the mission cautiously.

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