U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Eastern Syria in Retaliation for Attacks on Bases

Airstrikes were launched early on Friday on two targets in eastern Syria connected to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

The Pentagon claimed the raids were a response to drone and missile attacks against U.S. bases in the area.

In response to Israel’s fight against Hamas, an organisation with Iranian support, Washington must send a message to Iran and its allies warning them not to attack American forces or their friends.

The Pentagon announced that early on Friday, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes on two targets in eastern Syria connected to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

This was done in retribution for a wave of drone and missile attacks that started early last week against U.S. bases and troops in the area.

The U.S. strikes demonstrate the Biden administration’s commitment to upholding a precarious equilibrium.

In an effort to prevent further aggression—which might be sparked by Israel’s fight against Hamas—the United States wants to take maximum action against Iranian-backed organisations that it believes are aiming at the country.

At the same time, it wants to avoid escalating the situation and starting a larger conflict.

Other data, such as the precise targets, were not yet disclosed.

Since October 17, at least 12 strikes against American sites and troops in Iraq and four in Syria, according to the Pentagon, have occurred.

According to Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, two of those assaults that targeted al-Tanf Garrison in Syria and al-Asad Airbase in Iraq using drones resulted in the injuries of twenty-one US servicemen.

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