“The target was chosen because these facilities are used by Iran-backed armed forces that are involved in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks against US personnel. and facilities in Iraq especially US attack Targets operations and armory in two locations in Syria. and a place in Iraq Both are close to the borders between those countries,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said at a news conference.
“As demonstrated by the attack this evening. President Biden has made it clear that he will act to protect US personnel. in the wake of a series of attacks by Iran-backed groups aimed at US interests in Iraq. The President therefore ordered additional military actions to deter and deter such attacks,” Kirby said.
Returning to the White House on Sunday evening from a weekend at Camp David. Biden did not stop answering questions about air strikes. By telling reporters gathered on the southern lawn that “Tomorrow I will talk to you.”;
A National Security Council spokesman referred to a CNN request for comment against the Pentagon on Sunday.
The air strike was not the first time ordered by the government.
This story has been updated with more backgrounds.