China News Service, February 26. According to the Associated Press, on the 25th local time, the U.S. military launched an airstrike on multiple facilities of a militia organization supported by Iran in Syria.
The Pentagon stated that the airstrike was in retaliation for the rocket attack in Iraq.
The report pointed out that the US air strike was the first military action taken by the Biden administration.
Data map: On April 14, 2018 local time, the U.S. Navy announced the launch of the Tomahawk cruise missile from the USS Monterey guided-missile cruiser, which launched strikes against several targets in Syria.
According to reports, the chief spokesperson of the Pentagon, John Kirby, said when announcing the airstrike, “While carrying out this reciprocal military response, (the US) has also taken diplomatic measures, including consultations with coalition partners.”
Kirby said: "This action sends a clear message: President Biden will take action to protect American personnel and coalition personnel. At the same time, our actions are deliberately designed to ease the overall situation in eastern Syria and Iraq. situation."
According to the report, Kirby revealed that the airstrike carried out by the United States "destroyed multiple facilities at a border checkpoint, which were used by some Iran-backed militia groups."
On February 15th, Erbil, the capital of the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq, was hit by several rockets.
The US military-led anti-extremist organization "Islamic State" was hit near the location of the League of Nations. An employee of the League of Nations contractor was killed and many others were injured.
The Shia militia armed "Blood Guardian Brigade" announced that it had committed the attack.
This week, Iran stated that it has no contact with the organization.
Kirby pointed out on the 23rd that Iraq is in charge of investigating the attack, saying that “it is still uncertain who is behind the attack and what organization is it” and that “it does not intend to learn more about the tactical details of the use of weapons”.
Kirby said: "Let us complete the investigation and draw conclusions" and will announce relevant information when there is more to say.