The US army launched its second airstrike in Syria in an try and stress Iran to halt its militias’ assaults on US bases in Iraq and Syria. The Iran-backed militias have attacked US bases 41 instances since October 17 in response to US assist for Israel in its struggle towards Hamas and different terror teams in Gaza.
Two US Air Power F-15 Strike Eagles “carried out airstrikes on the IRGC and Iranian proxy facility in [Northeast] Syria in response to 41 assaults on US bases since October 17, Jennifer Griffin from Fox Information reported Right this moment.
The goal of the US airstrike “was a weapons depot.” US Protection Secretary Lloyd Austin warned that “the US army will take additional motion if the assaults proceed.”
Austin issued an analogous assertion on October 27 when the US army attacked weapons and ammunition depots in Syria utilized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its militias. The US army didn’t reply till the militias launched 19 assaults on bases in Iraq and Syria.
The Oct. 17 strikes, which Austin described as “narrowly tailor-made,” had been meant to discourage Iran and its militias from additional attacking U.S. bases. Nevertheless, Austin tempered the message of deterrence by saying that “america doesn’t search battle and has no intention or need to interact in additional hostilities…”
Austin additionally described the US strikes as “separate and separate from the continuing battle between Israel and Hamas…” The Iran-backed militias disagree, saying their assaults on US bases in Iraq and Syria are in assist of Hamas and Palestinians in Gaza.
The Biden administration’s try on October 27 to discourage Iran and its proxies from additional assaults on US bases in Iraq and Syria has failed, because the militias have launched 21 extra assaults since that date. The Biden administration is attempting to forestall the struggle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza from erupting right into a wider struggle. With out critically escalating U.S. strikes, which include their very own dangers, similar to a few of the smaller U.S. bases coming beneath important fireplace and even being overrun, U.S. strikes on the present stage are unlikely to discourage Iran sooner or later.
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