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Recent military strikes and counterretaliation between the US and Iran in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen have raised concerns of a potential regional war in the Middle East. The US launched strikes against Iranian-backed militias in response to attacks on its forces, while Iran has warned of counterretaliation. The US and Britain have also carried out strikes against Houthi militias in Yemen. These escalations highlight the ongoing tensions in the region and the involvement of various actors in supporting militias in the Middle East.
A broader war may be upon us with the February 2 U.S. military strikes against Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria... The Iranian government has in turn warned of a counterretaliation.
Iran has been providing military, logistical, and other assistance to Hamas, Shia militias in Iraq, Houthi militias in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the government of Bashar Assad in Syria as part of its efforts to establish itself as a regional power. Meanwhile, the US continues to provide significant military aid to Israel annually. These ongoing support and alliances contribute to the tensions and conflicts in the Middle East.
The Iranian government provides military, logistical and other assistance to Hamas, Shia militias in Iraq, Houthi militias in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon and the government of Bashar Assad in Syria. At the same time, the U.S. provides Israel with 3.8 billion in military aid each year...