America Air Strikes On Syria: America's second air strike on Syria in 24 hours, Iranian army bases destroyed
For the second time in 24 hours, the US Air Force has bombed new targets of militias loyal to Iran in Syria. The US Military Central Command and a monitoring group gave this information on Thursday.
For the second time in 24 hours, the US Air Force has bombed new targets of militias loyal to Iran in Syria. The US Military Central Command and a monitoring group gave this information on Thursday. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the new airstrikes targeted posts in the countryside of Deir al-Jour, resulting in the deaths of three Iran-backed militia fighters, the DPA news agency reported. In its report, the US Central Command said that two or three people were killed. On Wednesday, the US Air Force also attacked bases in Deir al-Jour, which are operated by a group made up of Shia fighters from Afghanistan. The observatory said six people were killed in Wednesday's attack.
"The strikes were necessary to protect and defend US personnel in Syria, which was the target of several recent attacks by Iran-backed militia groups," top Pentagon official Colin Kahl said in Washington on Wednesday. He said that the militia fired several times at American soldiers. US forces were deployed to Syria in 2015 to help its allies, especially Syrian Kurds, in the fight against the Islamic State terror group. There was no official comment from the Syrian government on the attacks.