February 26th – Comprehensive report: On the 25th, local time, on the order of US President Biden, the U.S. military launched air strikes on many facilities of Iranian-backed militias in Syria.
According to the latest news from AFP, 17 pro-Iranian armed men have been killed by the air strike.
“U.S. air strikes in Syria have killed 17 pro-Iran armed men,” AFP said, citing Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The U.S. Department of Defense said on the 25th that the air strike was in response to the recent attack on U.S. military and multinational coalition personnel in Iraq.
On February 15, Erbil, the capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan Autonomous Region (Ku District), was attacked by several rockets.
A U.S. military-led anti-extremist group Islamic State was hit near the International League of Nations site, killing an employee of an international coalition contractor and injuring many others.
The Shiite militia armed “Blood Guard Brigade” announced that the attack had been carried out. This week, Iran said it had no connection with the organization.
U.S. media analysis said that Washington and Tehran were preparing to negotiate the Iran nuclear agreement when the United States launched the air strike in Syria.
The move of the United States may further complicate the already fragile negotiation process.