Last evening the United States conducted military strikes against five sites on Iran-backed Hezbollah forces in Iraq and Syria.

In what a Pentagon spokesman called, “precision military strikes,” U.S. Forces targeted weapons depots and command centers belonging to Kata’ib Hizbollah (KH).  According to the Pentagon, the attacks were in response to repeated rocket attacks on Iraqi bases that host Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) coalition forces, which include U.S. Forces.

A statement released by the Pentagon can be read, here:

https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2047960/statement-from-assistant-to-the-secretary-of-defense-jonathan-hoffman/

A Press Briefing by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper can be seen, here:

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