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EUA lançam ataques aéreos no Iraque e na Síria

By Jordi Bou

June 28, 2021 - Os EUA lançaram uma segunda ronda de ataques aéreos contra milícias apoiadas pelo Irão no Iraque e na Síria por ordem do Presidente Joe Biden, desta vez em respost a ataques de drone contra forças dos EUA no Iraque.

The Pentagon said the facilities were used by Iran-backed militia factions, including Kata’ib Hezbollah and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group that closely monitors the Syrian conflict through activists on the ground, reported that at least five Iraqi militiamen were killed in the airstrikes.

U.S. military officials have grown increasingly alarmed over drone strikes targeting U.S. military bases in Iraq, which became more common since a U.S.-directed drone killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani near the Baghdad airport last year.

Sunday's strikes mark the second time the Biden administration has taken military action in the region. In February, the U.S. launched airstrikes against facilities in Syria, near the Iraqi border, that it said were used by Iranian-backed militia groups.

The Pentagon said those strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq in February that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.

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PUBLISHED: 28/06/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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