Following an incident in Jordan last weekend that claimed the lives of three U.S. servicemen, the U.S. military retaliated on Friday by initiating airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting over 85 sites associated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and the militias it supports.
President Joe Biden’s government responded to the attack by Iran-backed terrorists with a multi-tiered strategy that included the employment of long-range B-1 bombers flown from the United States. More U.S. military actions are anticipated in the next several days.
The U.S. attacks indicate a further escalation of the Middle East conflict from Israel’s more than three-month-old war with Palestinian Hamas terrorists in Gaza, even if they did not target locations within Iran.
The strikes, according to a statement from the US military, targeted command and control centres, logistics and munition supply chain facilities, as well as locations that housed drones, rockets, and missiles.