Joe Biden okayed an attack on Iranian-backed forces in Syria in response to Iranian rocket attacks aimed at military personnel in Iraq.

US Forces attacked a site in Syria used by Kataib Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias that have launched rocket attacks in the past against American forces.

President Trump went after Iran and not their puppets. But Biden signaled his interest in Syria, having sent in troops into a sovereign nation just 2 days after taking office.

More via ABC News (excerpt)

“The airstrike targeted structures in the eastern Syrian town of Al Bukamal that belong to Kataib Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed militias that have launched rocket attacks in the past against American facilities in Iraq, said the U.S. official. Another official described the airstrike as targeting a location through which smuggling occurred.”

Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin posted more on Twitter:

“Senior US official confirms the US military carried out a single airstrike in Syria against a single location used by Iranian backed militias- multiple facilities struck tonight. Pres Biden approved the attack. Strike designed to deter rocket attacks against US forces in Iraq.”

On Tuesday Reuters reported an Iranian-backed militia in Iraq denied responsibility for a streak of three attacks on U.S. forces in recent weeks:

An Iran-aligned Iraqi militia group on Tuesday denied any role in recent rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq, but said an attack against Saudi Arabia last month was justified.

It is a rare direct denial and the first time the Kataib Hezbollah group, one of the Iraqi factions closest to Iran, has commented on the most serious incident this year, a rocket attack in Erbil on Feb. 15 that killed a contractor working with U.S.-led forces.

In the Feb. 15 attack, rockets hit the U.S. military base housed at Erbil International Airport in the Kurdish-run region killing one non-American contractor. Another salvo struck a base hosting U.S. forces north of Baghdad days later hurting at least one contractor.

Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone on Monday which houses the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic missions.



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  • Biden is not in control of the US military or the Pentagon. He is allied with Muslim governments and is sending them billions. Just like Obama did the first month in office. Our military is in control of this nation, Biden/Obama government trying to explain away the independent operation of the US Military. All will soon come to light.

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