Biden response to Iran attack looks ineffective
The United States on Thursday carried out an airstrike in Syria against a structure belonging to what it said were Iran-backed militia, two officials told Reuters, an apparent response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.
While the strike could be the first retaliatory moves by the United States following last week’s attacks, the move appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.
Also a decision to strike only in Syria and not in Iraq would give the Iraqi government some breathing room as it carries out its own investigation of a Feb. 15 attack that wounded Americans.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the strike was approved by President Joe Biden. The Pentagon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
One official said the strike was in response to the recent rocket attacks in Iraq.
It was not immediately clear what damage was caused and if there were any casualties from the U.S. strike.
It appears to be a strike for domestic political considerations to look like they are doing something about's Iran's killing of an American contractor while not doing much of anything significant.