The US airstrikes against Syria
1 Syria — The USA
The Pentagon spokesman John Kirby stated that by an order of Joe Biden, the US Air Force launched air strikes on Monday night on the pro-Iranian groups in Iraq and Syria. According to John Kirby, these facilities have been used «by the Iranian-backed groups that use UAVs to attack the US troops and facilities in Iraq. The American air strikes targeted the operational facilities and weapons depots at two locations in Syria, and at one location in Iraq, near the border between these countries» — he explained.
2 The USA — Syria
The ’New York Times’ reported while citing their sources in the Joe Biden’s administration that the US Air Force attacked two targets in Syria and one target in Iraq. It was noted that the targets in Syria were used mostly as warehouses. There was a base on the territory of Iraq that was used for the drone operations against the US military. According to the White House — there were few people at all three facilities.
3 Syria — The USA
The Syrian news agency ’SANA’ reported that a child was killed as a result of one of the airstrikes carried out by the US Air Force in the border region of Iraq and Syria. 3 civilians were injured. According to the SANA, the airstrikes were carried out in the Deir ez-Zor province, in east of Syria. The ’Al Arabiya TV’ reported that 7 fighters of the Iraqi Shiia militia ’Al-Hashd al-Shaabi’ were killed as a result of the airstrikes. A statement from the Shiia militia group stated that 4 fighters were killed. Several UAVs and heavy weapons depots were damaged.
4 Iraq — The USA
The Iraqi army condemned the US strikes on targets on the Iraqi-Syrian border, and considers this a gross violation of Iraqi sovereignty and national security. According to the press secretary of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces, Yahya Rasul, the Iraqi leadership «underlines the inadmissibility of using the Iraqi territory as an arena for settling the scores». He added that «the Iraqi authorities will conduct an investigation and all the necessary procedures to prevent such violations in the future».
A thermal power plant in Iraq was attacked with rockets, the local mass media reported. The attack on the power plant, located near the city of Samarra, in the province of Salah al-Din, 125 km north of Baghdad, was performed from MLRS. No casualties were reported. The ISIS has claimed the responsibility for the attack. A section of high-voltage lines on the east from Baghdad was disabled as a result of the attack.
The Indian authorities stated that UAVs were used in a terrorist attack on the air base in Jammu district, in north of India. It was noted that it was the first time when the terrorists used drones to attack vital targets in India. Two low-power explosions took place on Sunday at the airport, located 14 km from the border with Pakistan. 2 Indian Air Force servicemen were slightly injured from the explosions. Constantine Reztsov, specially for the ANNA NEWS