Joe Biden has ordered the first military attack of his presidency as the US carries out an airstrike in Syria
Officials say the US carried out an airstrike against a target belonging to Iran-backed militia in response to recent rocket attacks against US targets in Iraq
The Pentagon said the strikes destroyed a number of facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iranian-backed militant groups, including Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS).
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said: “At President Biden’s direction, US military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilised by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria, US-based Mirror News has reported
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