US President Joe Biden confirmed the strike and called it a response for the three dead US troops in Jordan. They were killed by a drone launched by IRGC-backed militants.
On February 2, US fighter jets carried out airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against targets of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, as well as affiliated groups. About it reported at United States Central Command.
The strikes reportedly hit 85 targets, including command and control operations centers, intelligence centers, as well as drone and missile storage facilities, logistics facilities and ammunition supply chains. American planes used 125 precision-guided munitions during the attacks.
US attack in Iraq and Syria: Biden's response
US President Joe Biden confirmed the strike and called it a response for the three dead US troops in Jordan. They were killed by a drone launched by IRGC-backed militants. This is stated on the White House website.
“This afternoon, at my direction, U.S. forces launched strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria that the IRGC and associated militias use to attack U.S. forces,” Biden said.
According to the American leader, the United States does not seek conflict in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world. However, Washington will not allow anyone to harm Americans.
US attack in Iraq and Syria: damage assessment
According to ABC News, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the Department of Defense is in the early stages of assessing the damage, but there is already reason to believe that the strikes were successful.
Kirby said the blows continued for 30 minutes. The targets were chosen to avoid civilian casualties. US officials have not said whether more strikes will be carried out. However, Kirby said the strikes will continue in the coming days.
Previously, the media reported that The US will launch a series of strikes on Iraq and Syria. The planned strikes are supposed to be a response to attacks on American targets. Washington explained that they wanted to wait for better weather so that civilians would not be harmed. The targets will be Iranian fighters and military facilities located in Iraq and Syria.