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President Biden has announced that the US will strike additional targets in response to attacks on militia groups backed by Iran. This comes after US forces launched attacks on 85 targets in Iraq and Syria operated by Iran-backed militia groups. The attacks were carried out in retaliation for a January 28 attack in Jordan that killed three US soldiers. The US Central Command stated that the attacks involved B-1 bombers flown from the US and targeted command and control posts, intelligence centers, and drone storage facilities.
"The United States will strike additional targets at 'times and places of our choosing,' President Biden said in a statement."
At least 18 militants were reported killed by the strikes, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Washington Post could not verify this figure immediately. It is the first reported estimate of casualties from the overnight attacks. US Central Command also stated that the strikes involved B-1 bombers flown from the US and targeted seven locations in Iraq and Syria.
"At least 18 militants were killed in the U.S. strikes, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Washington Post could not immediately verify the figure, which is the first to come out regarding the overnight attacks."