On orders from President Biden, US military forces earlier in the evening carried out airstrikes against infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern SyriaUS Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby said in the statement.
The operation was carried out alongside diplomatic measures, including consultation with coalition partners, he argues, describing the military response as proportionate.
Defense Department says strikes destroyed several facilities located at a border checkpoint used by a number of Iranian-backed militias.
Specifically, according to an official quoted by CNN, they follow rocket attacks against US forces in the region over the past two weeks.
These are the first American raids since Joe Biden came to power.
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