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The US has bombed several targets in Iraq and Syria in response to an attack that killed three Jordanian soldiers

The US military on Friday bombed 85 targets used by Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria in response to a drone strike that killed three US soldiers in Jordan over the weekend, according to on Army confirmed. “US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces are conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and associated militia groups,” they said in a statement on the social network.

Three US soldiers were killed in a drone attack against their troops on the Jordan-Syria border

Three Us Soldiers Were Killed In A Drone Attack Against Their Troops On The Jordan-Syria Border

President Joe Biden and other leaders have warned for days that they will retaliate with a “phased response” after the militia attack. The attack finally took place with “many aircraft, including high bombers.”

The attacks, according to the US military, were against headquarters, ammunition depots and other facilities used by pro-Iranian guerrillas.

The White House released a statement from Joe Biden confirming that these attacks will continue. “Our response has begun today. It will continue at times and places that we choose. The United States does not seek conflict in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world. But let everyone who tries to harm us know this: If you harm an American, we will respond.

Almost simultaneously with the US Army’s announcement of the attacks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based NGO with a wide network of collaborators in Syria, reported heavy shelling of strongholds by militias which is pro-Iran in the province. al Zur, in eastern Syria. According to the organization, the bombings targeted several points outside the city of Al Mayadin, as well as the district of Al Bukamal.

The director of the local activist network DeirAlZur24, Omar Abu Layla, for his part also confirmed the series of bombings against farms, barracks, checkpoints and fortresses with communication systems used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard in except for Al Mayadin. In Al Bukamal, an arms warehouse also linked to the Revolutionary Guard was attacked, according to the source.

On Sunday, Biden reported that three US soldiers were killed in a drone strike against his troops in northeastern Jordan, near the Syrian border. The Islamic Resistance militia group in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attack. It is the first time the United States has suffered fatal casualties in the region since Israel’s offensive on the Gaza Strip began, which has now claimed more than 26,000 lives, in response to Hamas attacks in October 7. The attack left over 1,200 Israelis dead and 240 people kidnapped.

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