US carries out air strike on militias in Syria

Around 17 fighters are believed to have been killed in US air strikes on Eastern Syria in retaliation for the attack on American facilities in Iraq earlier this month in which one person died and six others were wounded.

The Pentagon said that President Joe Biden approved the attack on Iran-backed militias.  The attack was described as a proportionate military response which was taken together with diplomatic measures.

Among the militias who were the target of yesterday’s attack, the Pentagon mentioned Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada.