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    US Launches Airstrike on Site in Syria in Response to Attacks by Iranian-Backed Militias

    US Launches Airstrike on Site in Syria in Response to Attacks by Iranian-Backed Militias

    — The U.S. launched an airstrike on a facility in eastern Syria linked to Iranian-backed militias, in retaliation for what has been a growing number of attacks on bases housing U.S. troops in the region for the past several weeks, the Pentagon said.

    The strike by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets was on a weapons storage facility linked to 's Revolutionary Guard.

    “The President has no higher priority than the safety of U.S. personnel, and he directed today's action to make clear that the United States will defend itself, its personnel, and its interests,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a statement.

    This is the second time in less than two weeks that the U.S. has bombed facilities used by the militant groups, many operating under the umbrella of the Islamic Resistance in , which U.S. officials say have carried out at least 40 such attacks since Oct. 17.

    That was the day a powerful explosion rocked a Gaza hospital, killing hundreds and triggering protests in a number of Muslim nations. The Israeli military has relentlessly attacked Gaza in retaliation for the devastating Hamas rampage in southern israel on Oct. 7.

    Israel denied responsibility for the al-Ahli hospital blast, and the U.S. has said its intelligence assessment found that Tel Aviv was not to blame. But the Israeli military has continued a ferocious assault on Hamas, with ground troops now deep inside Gaza in a war that…

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