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Pentagon says US air strikes in Iraq, Syria targeted Iran-backed militia groups

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Washington (AFP) – The Pentagon announced Sunday it had conducted targeted air strikes against “facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups” on the Iraq-Syria border, which it said were authorized by President Joe Biden following ongoing attacks on US interests. “At President Biden’s direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted defensive precision air strikes against facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups in the Iraq-Syria border region,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement. Kirby added that the targets — two in Syria, one in Iraq — were selected becaus…

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