US and UK Conduct Air Strikes on Iran-Linked Targets in Yemen, Iraq, and Syria



The United States and Britain have conducted a series of airstrikes targeting Houthi militia in Yemen, as well as Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria. These operations were aimed at degrading the capabilities of these groups, with targets including weapons dumps, missile systems, and launchers. The strikes come in response to recent attacks attributed to these militias, with the US National Security Council indicating that further actions could be expected. This military action has been met with condemnation from Baghdad and Damascus, citing violations of sovereignty and increasing the risk of wider conflict.

  • The US and UK launched airstrikes against Houthi militia in Yemen and Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria.
  • Targets included underground weapons dumps, missile systems, and launchers.
  • These strikes were in response to earlier attacks by these groups, aiming to degrade their military capabilities.
  • At least 45 people were killed in the attacks, which have been condemned by Baghdad and Damascus as violations of sovereignty.
  • US President Joe Biden stated that the US response “began today” and would continue “at times and places of our choosing.”
  • The strikes are part of a larger strategy to deter aggression without escalating into a broader conflict with Iran.
  • Both the US and Iran have expressed a desire to avoid an expansion of the conflict, focusing on limiting damage and maintaining capabilities without crossing red lines.

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