Biden Launches Airstrike Against Iran-Backed Militia In Syria : worldnews

February 26, 2021 0 By boss


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Updated Feb 25, 2021, 08:54pm EST. The Pentagon conducted airstrikes against Iran-linked militias in Syria on Thursday in one of the first known military actions ordered by President Biden, days after militias launched rockets at U.S. forces in Iraq as tensions between Iran and the United States continue to simmer.

Iran’s paramilitary Quds Force supports several militia groups operating in Syria and Iraq, where they fight the Islamic State, support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and extend Iran’s influence over Iraq.

Biden’s first few weeks in office were relatively muted, compared to Trump’s thinly veiled threats against Iran and Iranian officials’ repeated vows to retaliate for Solemaini’s killing.

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