US Launches Air Strikes Against Groups That Attacked Troops

According to the United States military, American planes attacked a weapons depot in eastern Syria. Officials report that insurgents supported by Iran have been using the base to launch several drone and rocket assaults against American forces in the region over the past three weeks.

This was the second counterattack In less than two weeks.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement that at President Biden’s order, U.S. forces today carried out a self-defense operation against a site in eastern Syria utilized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and allied parties.

The United States claims that two F-15 aircraft fired precision munitions at a weapons storage warehouse in the province of Deir el-Zour.

After a string of strikes on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, the IRGC-Quds Force resorted to a targeted self-defense operation. According to Austin, the President places a high value on the well-being of American service members and directed today’s action to show that the United States will defend its citizens, its interests, and its service members.

A top defense official has stated that the United States believes Iran is jeopardizing its troops. The U.S. attacks were part of a more extensive operation to send a message to the leadership in Iran.

The senior defense official requested that Iran tell its proxies and militia organizations to stop attacking us.

Iran-backed terrorists began a series of virtually daily acts of hostility ten days after Hamas’ terror attack on Israel. Since October 17, at least 41 attacks on American forces have been reported, according to U.S. officials.

A senior military official has indicated that most attacks were averted and that this was not for want of trying. The official said on Wednesday that the terrorists had Iranian ties and were aiming to harm a large number of American personnel.

Pentagon spokesman Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said 46 American servicemen had been treated for illnesses ranging from traumatic brain injuries to rolling ankles and punctured eardrums.

According to Ryder, most of the soldiers who were injured have returned to duty, but two are being treated in U.S. hospitals in Landstuhl, Germany.

Austin stated the American counterstrikes on October 26, blaming the Iranian regime for the attacks on U.S. forces and threatening future action if the hostility persisted.