US airstrikes in Syria shows that Iran can expect consequences for supporting militia groups

The Pentagon said the strikes by two Air Force F-15E aircraft using seven missiles destroyed nine buildings and heavily damaged two others in eastern Syria used by Iran-backed militias. They added that the strikes were not intended to eradicate the groups using them for attacks inside Iraq but to show the US will act firmly while trying to avoid a widespread regional escalation. Advertisement US officials said the airstrikes, Mr Biden’s first military action as president, were legal and appropriate as they took out facilities housing valuable “capabilities” used by the militia groups to attack American and allied forces in Iraq.