In response to a drone strike on a U.S. base in Jordan, the U.S. initiates airstrikes on Iran-backed militants and Iranian military targets in Iraq and Syria. The drone attack resulted in three U.S. service members killed and numerous wounded. The U.S. accuses Iran of supporting the militants, while Iran denies involvement. President Biden warns of a forceful response, leading to a widespread military operation with multiple long-range bombers and drones hitting 85 targets. The strikes target command centers, intelligence facilities, and weapon storage sites. The president vows continued retaliation for any harm to Americans, as casualties and international reactions unfold.
JUST IN – U.S. military begins to bomb targets in Iraq and Syria.
JUST IN — The US has begun a wave of retaliatory airstrikes targeting militants in Iraq and Syria. pic.twitter.com/EBuDjagoJs
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) February 2, 2024
CENTCOM Statement on U.S. Strikes in Iraq and Syria
At 4:00 p.m. (EST) Feb. 02, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and affiliated militia groups. U.S. military forces… pic.twitter.com/ZVx2uOQ1qD
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) February 2, 2024
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