Dhaka August 24 2022 :
ANKARA,Vakkas Dogantekin for Anadolu :
US military forces conduct precision airstrikes in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province at President Joe Biden’s direction.
The US military announced early Wednesday that it carried out airstrikes against Iran-affiliated groups in eastern Syria.
“At President (Joe) Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces conducted precision airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor, Syria today. These precision strikes are intended to defend and protect U.S. forces from attacks like the ones on August 15 against U.S. personnel by Iran-backed groups,” a statement by US Central Command said.
“The U.S. strikes targeted infrastructure facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” it added.
US action against Iran comes at a time when a draft agreement to revive a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran has been proposed by the European Union.
The statement did not mention whether there were any casualties.
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