US launches airstrike in Syria 36 days after Biden became President

US President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes in Eastern Syria as a response to rocket attacks against the US in Iraq.

The strikes were limited in their scope. Iraq’s government is carrying out an investigation by themselves regarding the February 15 attack that wounded US soldiers and found the airstrike only happening in Syria to be a relief.

Pentagon’s spokesman Joe Kirby said in a statement, “At President Biden’s direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilised by Iranian-backed militant groups in Eastern Syria. President Joe Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq.”

Iran and the US had signed a nuclear deal back in 2015 which was abandoned by former President Donald Trump.

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