The US Army yesterday announced that it launched “precision strikes” on two sites in Iraq, in response to attacks launched against its forces and coalition forces by Iran and Iranian-backed groups.
The US Central Command, Centcom, said in a post on X: “On the morning of November 22 in Iraq, US Central Command (USCENTCOM) forces conducted discrete, precision strikes against two facilities in Iraq. The strikes were in direct response to the attacks against US and Coalition forces by Iran and Iran-backed groups, including the one in Iraq on November 21, which involved use of close-range ballistic missiles.”
On Tuesday, the Pentagon announced a strike in Iraq in response to an attack targeting American military personnel in the region, noting that its strike resulted in the death of many fighters in pro-Iranian militias.
The US Department of Defence spokesman, Patrick Ryder, said in a statement that after the Iraqi Ain Al-Asad base, which houses American soldiers, was attacked “using a close-range ballistic missile, which resulted in eight injuries and some minor damage to infrastructure,” a “US military AC-130 aircraft in the area conducted a self-defence strike against an Iranian-backed militia vehicle and a number of Iranian-backed militia personnel involved in this attack.”
He added: “This self-defence strike resulted in several enemy KIA [killed in action].”
Yesterday at dawn a drone strike targeted a vehicle belonging to a faction within the pro-Iran Popular Mobilisation Forces, west of Baghdad, two security sources reported to AFP, without being able to identify the perpetrators of the attack.
Source : MEMO