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Biden approves US airstrike on Iran-backed militias in Syria

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Biden approves US airstrike on Iran-backed militias in Syria

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Biden approves US airstrike on Iran-backed militias in Syria

The rocket strikes on Irbil damaged the city’s airport (Photo: EPA)

WASHINGTON: The US military has carried out an airstrike targeting Iran-backed militias in Syria, BBC reported.

According to the report, the attack destroyed “multiple facilities located at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups.”

President Joe Biden approved the action in response to recent attacks against US and coalition personnel in Iraq.

Rockets have also struck US bases in Baghdad, including the Green Zone which houses the US embassy and other diplomatic missions.

The Pentagon named Kataib Hezbollah and Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada as two of the Iran-backed militias it targeted in Thursday’s strike in eastern Syria.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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