President Biden ordered strikes on three places in Iraq after three U.S. service members had been wounded, one critically, in an assault early Christmas morning credited to a militia group backed by Iran.
In a press release Monday, Nationwide Safety Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson mentioned Biden directed the strikes in opposition to three services utilized by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated teams, which claimed credit score for the preliminary assault in opposition to U.S. personnel.
The teams, the U.S. mentioned, are all related to Iran.
The U.S. assault was carried out by a one-way assault drone, based on the assertion, which mentioned the three places had been “centered particularly on unmanned aerial drone actions.”
The assertion mentioned Biden ordered the retaliatory strikes after studying of the assault that wounded the U.S. service members.
“President Biden was instantly briefed on the assault this morning, and he ordered the Division of Protection to organize response choices in opposition to these accountable. These choices had been then offered to the President throughout a name this afternoon with Secretary of Protection Austin and members of the President’s nationwide safety group,” the assertion learn.
“Throughout that decision, the President directed strikes in opposition to three places utilized by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated teams centered particularly on unmanned aerial drone actions,” the assertion continued.
“The President locations no greater precedence than the safety of American personnel serving in hurt’s manner. America will act at a time and in a way of our selecting ought to these assaults proceed.”
The assaults come because the Israeli battle in Gaza continues. The Biden administration has backed Israel in that battle, whereas militia teams throughout the area backed by Iran have elevated their navy actions in response to the bombardment of Gaza.
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