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Dumipensa ang Pentaon sa ginawa nilang airstrike sa limang pasilidad ng Iraq at Syria.

Ayon sa Pentagon isa itong pagganti sa naunang atake nang tinaguriang Shia militia group o kilalang Katalib Hezbollah na ikinasugat ng maraming military personnel ng US noong nakaraang Linggo.

Tinawag ni Pentagon spokesperson Jonathan Hoffman ang airstrike bilang bilang precision defensive strikes.

Gumamit ng F-15 Strike Eagle fighter planes ang US na tinarget ang mga lugar kung saan nagtatago ang mga rebeldeng grupo.

Mayroong apat daw na sundalo kabilang ang brigade commander ang nasawi sa ginawang panibagong airstrike sa border ng Syria at Iran.

Ipinaalam na rin ni Defense Secretary Mark Esper kay US President Donald Trump ang nasabing airstrike.

“In response to repeated Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH) attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, U.S. forces have conducted precision defensive strikes against five KH facilities in Iraq and Syria that will degrade KH’s ability to conduct future attacks against OIR coalition forces. The five targets include three KH locations in Iraq and two in Syria. These locations included weapon storage facilities and command and control locations that KH uses to plan and execute attacks on OIR coalition forces. Recent KH strikes included a 30-plus rocket attack on an Iraqi base near Kirkuk that resulted in the death of a U.S. citizen and injured four U.S. service members and two members of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF),” bahagi ng statement mula kay US Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Jonathan Hoffman. “Iran and their KH proxy forces must cease their attacks on U.S. and coalition forces, and respect Iraq’s sovereignty, to prevent additional defensive actions by U.S. forces.”

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