US Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin stated on Wednesday that US fighter jets carried out a “self-defense strike” on a weapons storage facility in Syria that was being utilized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Austin stated the strike in japanese Syria was carried out on the course of President Joe Biden a permit.
“This exact self-defense strike is a response to a sequence of assaults towards American personnel in Iraq and Syria by associates of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard-Qods Drive,” Austin stated.
That is the second time in current weeks that the US has attacked targets in Syria.
In late October, the US launched strikes towards Iran-linked targets in Syria in response to assaults by Iranian-backed militias towards American personnel in Iraq and Syria, Austin stated on the time.
The Pentagon stated 46 US service members had been injured, some with mind accidents, in current assaults in Iraq and Syria.
Since October 17, U.S. and coalition forces have been attacked no less than 40 occasions — 22 occasions in Iraq and 18 occasions in Syria — by a mixture of assault drones and missiles in a single course, protection officers stated.
Biden “directed right now’s motion to clarify that the US will defend itself, its folks, and its pursuits,” Austin stated in a press release on Wednesday.
“The USA is absolutely ready to take additional mandatory measures to guard our folks and amenities. We urge no escalation,” Austin stated.