US: Strikes kill 4 Iranian-backed militia members in Syria
By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says four Iranian-backed militia members have been killed in U.S. strikes in Syria in response to recent attacks by the group. U.S. Central Command says U.S. forces also destroyed seven enemy rocket launchers Wednesday hours after militia fighters fired rockets at two U.S. military installations in northeast Syria. Central Command provided additional details about the strike…
US strikes in Syria aimed at Iran-backed forces: Biden
WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said on Thursday (Aug 25) that US air and artillery strikes that killed four militants in eastern Syria were ordered to protect US forces from attacks by Iran-backed militia. "I directed the Aug 23 strikes in order to protect and defend the safety of our personnel .
US forces in Syria, Iraq on 'high alert' after striking Iran-backed militias
US forces in Syria and Iraq are on "high alert" for potential attacks by Iran-backed militias, amid renewed strikes against them by Washington. Speaking to Sky News Arabia, US Central Command (CENTCOM) commander, General Michael Kurilla, stated that American forces in Iraq and Syria are "closely monitoring" the situation in the two countries. "We have the full range of capabilities to mitigate threats across the region, and have full confidence …