The United States armed forces carried out airstrikes in areas of Iraq and Syria against Iranian-backed militias on Sunday, in response to the rebels’ drone attacks on US troops and facilities on Iraqi soil, reported the Pentagon.

The strikes targeted weapons storage and operational facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq, the Pentagon said.

“Following President Biden’s directions, US military forces tonight carried out precision defensive air strikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region,” the Pentagon press secretary, John Kirby detailed, adding that the attacks follow “attacks by Iranian-backed groups that target US interests in Iraq.”

“As demonstrated by tonight’s attacks, President (Joe) Biden has made it clear that he will act to protect American personnel,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

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