America and the armed clash with Iran on the border with Syria: a drone kills an American contractor, the response is with a raid that left 8 dead

There is not only the Ukrainian front. The middle quarter remains in the Middle East, as always, to keep tensions high in the geopolitical clash. By night it was an American contractor killing Five soldiers remained, plus another professional wounded After that a Drone hit one Military base in the northeast of Syria. According to reports from the Pentagon in a note, a base near Al-Hasakah was hit and US intelligence believes that the drone is “of Iranian origin”.

A few hours after the US forces responded with a series of airstrikes in eastern Syria: at least Eight pro-Iranian militiamen They were martyred, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The US raids targeted weapons depots in the city monastery perjurywhere six pro-Iranian fighters were killed, and two others were killed in attacks targeting the area Al-Mayadeen Desert And near Albukamal“, writes the NGO. At the direction of President Biden, – explained the Minister of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III I have authorized US Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes in eastern Syria tonight against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.” Austin added, “The airstrikes were conducted in response to today’s attack, in addition to a series of recent attacks against coalition forces in Syria by groups affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

These “precision strikes,” as defined by the US State Department, are intended to “protect and defend US personnel.” The US claims it took “proportionate and deliberate actions” aimed at “reducing the risk of escalation and minimizing casualties”. As President Biden has made clear, we will take All necessary measures To defend our people and we will always respond at a time and place of our choosing, ”added the US Secretary of Defense. He explained that “no group will strike our soldiers with impunity.”

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