Secretary of Protection Mark Esper.
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The U.S. released airstrikes in Iraq Thursday, American officials mentioned, focusing on the Iranian-backed Shia militia users considered liable for the rocket assault that killed and wounded American and British troops at a foundation north of Baghdad.
Just one U.S. official said multiple strikes specific Kataib Hezbollah weapons services within Iraq. The strikes ended up joint procedure with the British, that formal mentioned. The officials spoke on ailment of anonymity for the reason that operations were being continue to heading on.
The strikes marked a rapid escalation in tensions with Tehran and its proxy groups in Iraq, just two months following Iran carried out a significant ballistic missile assault from American troops at a base in Iraq.