According to the Pentagon
, President Joe Biden
on Sunday against several facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in Iraq
in response to attacks on American military
personnel in the region.
“The targets were chosen because these facilities are used by Iran-backed militias that conduct unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against US personnel and facilities in Iraq,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a statement.
The strikes, he said, were “necessary to address the threat and appropriately limited in scope.”
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