BREAKING VIDEO: U.S. Carries out airstrikes ordered by Biden in Eastern Syria

Per Meredith Lee, the Department of Defense confirms Biden ordered US airstrikes against infrastructure used by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria tonight, in response to a recent attack against US forces in Iraq

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said in a statement “At President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria.”

“These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel…The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel,” he continued.”

“At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq,” he added.