After the violent deaths of three US soldiers in Jordan near the Syrian border, the US said it launched retaliatory attacks on targets in Syria and Iraq. The airstrikes targeted more than 85 targets that were linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the militias they support, the US military said on Friday evening. Syrian state media reports US attacks on areas in Syria, including near the border with Iraq. A week ago there were deaths in an attack on US troops in the Middle East for the first time since the start of the Gaza war in early October. Three American soldiers died in a drone attack in northeast Jordan. US President Joe Biden blamed radical militias supported by Iran.