U.S. Carries Out Retaliatory Strikes on Iranian-Backed Militia in Iraq

(New York Times) Eric Schmitt - U.S. planes, supported by the British military, struck five targets in southern Iraq on Thursday night, hitting an Iraqi militia with ties to Iran that was part of a rocket attack on Wednesday that killed two Americans and a British soldier, American officials said. The airstrikes targeted Kataib Hezbollah rocket storage facilities. "The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies," Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper said.

2020-03-13 00:00:00

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