Iraqi resistance hits back at US after airstrikes
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iraqi anti-terror groups, has announced carrying out a raft of strikes against American targets in the Arab country and neighboring Syria in response to a flurry of US aerial assaults.
statement released in early Saturday, the resistance said it had conducted
missile strikes against the Ain al-Assad Airbase housing US occupation forces
in the western Iraqi al-Anbar Province.
group also said it had staged missile and drone strikes against the strategic
al-Tanf military base in southeastern Syria near the border with Jordan and
Iraq as well as the al-Khadra Village in Syria's northeastern province of
Reuters news agency cited three American officials as saying that the United
States had carried out aerial attacks against 85 targets inside the Arab
staged the so-called "retaliatory" assaults against those whom it
alleged were responsible for a deadly attack against American forces in Jordan
Central Command claimed that the targets of the aerial attacks included depots
containing rockets, missiles, and unmanned drones, saying, "The airstrikes
employed more than 125 precision munitions."
President Joe Biden said the strikes would continue at times and places of
an earlier claim made by himself and other US officials, Biden had purported on
Tuesday that he held Iran "responsible in the sense that they're supplying
has denied any involvement in the attacks on US forces in the region, saying
regional resistance groups did not take orders from Tehran, nor did the Islamic
Republic have a role in their decisions to carry out retaliatory operations.