US airstrikes target forces in eastern Syria that are supported by Iran
Early on Wednesday, the U.S. military claimed to have conducted airstrikes in eastern Syria that were directed at militia strongholds supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.
Syria's state-run media did not immediately acknowledge the strikes that hit Deir Ez-Zor.
took reasonable, intentional action with the goal of reducing the risk of casualties and the risk of the situation escalating.
It did not provide any information about the targets or the number of casualties from the strikes.
According to the military, President Joe Biden gave the instructions.
The strike, the colonel continued, was in retaliation for one against U.S. forces on August 15.
In order to support coalition forces in their struggle against the Islamic State group, American forces entered Syria in 2015.