Following multiple attacks on American bases in the Middle East, the US military has decided to strike back by attacking two sites in Syria believed to be connected with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Over 30 precision-guided bombs were dropped by Air Force F-16s on the locations, which were chosen due to their suspected use of drones and missiles against U.S. forces.
19 attacks have taken place since October 17th, resulting in 21 American injuries and 1 death caused by a heart attack while seeking shelter from the conflict. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin framed the strikes as “a response intended to end attacks on U.S. forces” and not related to Israel-Hamas fighting, expressing that Iran seeks “to hide its hand and deny its role in these attacks against our forces” but that further measures will be taken if necessary.
US Military Carries Out Multiple Strikes on Iranian Revolutionary Guard Positions https://t.co/uYvUcmAr7V
By Jack Davis – Oct 27, 2023
American warplanes attacked two sites in Syria that U.S. officials said were linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as the United…
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The U.S.’s response process began when two F-16 fighter jets targeted areas near Boukamal in eastern Syria where weapons were stored; according to The New York Times, these fighters were supported by MQ-9 drones during the mission. Brigadier General Pat Ryder reported that one contractor had died from a heart attack while taking cover during an attack on al-Asad Airbase in Iraq and al Tanf Garrison in Syria.
This tragedy resulted in 21 other American injuries as well as damages yet unknown at Abu Kamal, Syria – where Thursday saw activity but no news of casualties or fatalities has been released since then regarding this incident or any other parts of this conflict between America and IRGC militia groups so far.
Mick Mulroy, former defense official stated that “the United States sent a message tonight” following action taken by the US military against IRGC militiamen: “We will directly respond against Iran…if they continue to attack our military positions…in Iraq and Syria.”
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin echoed similar sentiments regarding Iran’s responsibility for these events taking place across both countries, emphasizing that America does not intend nor desire “to engage in further hostilities” yet is also determined “not [to] hesitate to take further necessary measures” if Iranian militias persistently target US personnel stationed there – whether it be through assaults or covert operations like those detailed above – illustrating America’s commitment towards protecting its own citizens without getting dragged into unnecessary violence with foreign powers unnecessarily.