Reuters first to report U.S. carried out airstrike against Iranian-backed militia in Syria


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Reuters was well ahead of the competition reporting on Thursday that the United States carried out an airstrike authorized by President Joe Biden against facilities belonging to Iranian-backed militia in eastern Syria, in response to rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq. The strikes appeared limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation. Biden’s decision to strike only in Syria and not in Iraq, at least for now, gives Iraq’s government some breathing room as it investigates a Feb. 15 attack that wounded Americans. The Pentagon officially confirmed the strike over an hour after the Reuters report was published.

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