Friday, February 26, 2021

US Carries Out Airstrikes Ordered by Biden Against 'Iranian-Backed' Groups in Eastern Syria - Sputnik International

On Thursday, following media reports that the US had carried out an airstrike against "Iran-backed" militia assets on Syrian territory, the US Department of Defense confirmed the information, saying that airstrikes were conducted in response to recent attacks in Iraq.

    The Pentagon also confirmed that airstrikes were ordered by the US president, Joe Biden.

According to the DoD statement, multiple facilities that had been used by militant groups, such as Kata'ib Hezbollah and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada, were destroyed.

    "At President Biden's direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel", the statement read.

The Pentagon highlighted that the attack, described as a "proportionate military response", was conducted "together with diplomatic measures, including consultation with Coalition partners".

    "The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq", the statement read.

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  1. The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were in retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.

    The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration, which in its first weeks has emphasized its intent to put more focus on the challenges posed by China, even as Mideast threats persist.

    "This proportionate military response was conducted together with diplomatic measures , including consultation with coalition partners," the Pentagon's chief spokesman, John Kirby, said in announcing the strikes.

    "The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to deescalate the overall situation in eastern Syria and Iraq.".

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  2. El Departamento de Defensa de EE.UU. ha informado que este jueves llevó a cabo un ataque aéreo en el este de Siria contra objetivos de la milicia respaldada por Irán en respuesta a una serie de recientes acciones contra instalaciones estadounidenses en Irak.

    "Bajo la dirección del presidente Biden, las fuerzas militares estadounidenses llevaron a cabo esta noche ataques aéreos en el este de Siria contra la infraestructura utilizada por grupos militantes respaldados por Irán", declaró el portavoz del Pentágono, John Kirby.

    "El presidente Biden actuará para proteger al personal estadounidense y de la coalición. Al mismo tiempo, hemos actuado de una manera deliberada que tiene como objetivo desescalar la situación general tanto en el este de Siria como en Irak", agregó el vocero.

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  3. According to Reuters, the move "appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation". The news agency also outlined that the decision to strike only in Syria would "give the Iraqi government some breathing room as it carries out its own investigation" into recent attacks.

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