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U.S. strikes Iranian-back terrorists in eastern Syria as retaliation for attacks on U.S. troops


The United States military has carried out targeted strikes on two facilities located in eastern Syria that are known to be utilized by Iranian-backed groups. This action was taken in response to recent attacks against U.S. forces in both Iraq and Syria.

U.S. Strikes
A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet releases flares over Afghanistan, Jan. 23, 2020

The United States does not seek conflict and has no intention nor desire to engage in further hostilities, but these Iranian-backed attacks against U.S. forces are unacceptable and must stop,  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement Thursday night.

According to the Pentagon, there have been at least 16 instances since October 17th in which Iranian-backed groups have launched attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria using a combination of drones and rockets. The latest incident occurred on Thursday in Erbil, Iraq, however, no casualties were reported.

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Nineteen individuals serving in the United States military have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, while two others have incurred minor injuries as a consequence of the aforementioned attacks. All the military personnel have resumed their duties.

A contractor from the United States succumbed to cardiac arrest while seeking refuge at Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq last week. In this particular scenario, it can be concluded that the alert which prompted the implementation of a lockdown was ultimately determined to be a false alarm, thereby indicating the absence of any actual attack taking place.


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Gerald Jackson
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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 28-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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