This is stated in the official statement of the US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, released on Wednesday. transmits Ukrinform.
“Today, by order of President Biden, the US Armed Forces launched a self-defense strike against a facility in eastern Syria that was used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliated groups,” the head of the Pentagon noted.
The strike was carried out by two American F-15 aircraft on the weapons depot and was a response to a series of attacks on American troops in Iraq and Syria carried out by the IRGC-Quds units.
“The United States is ready to take further necessary measures to protect our people and our facilities. We urge against any escalation. American personnel will continue to carry out missions to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria,” the US Secretary of Defense emphasized.
- On the night of October 26-27, the United States of America struck two Iranian targets in Syria.