Retaliatory U.S. airstrikes underway after 2 American troops killed in Iraq

Source: Politico | March 12, 2020 | Lara Seligman

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The U.S. is conducting retaliatory airstrikes in Iraq after two U.S. and one British service member died in a rocket attack Wednesday, a U.S. official confirmed to POLITICO.

The strikes come just hours after Pentagon leaders warned that the United States would respond to the deadly attack, which they said was launched by Iranian-backed Shia militia groups in Iraq.

“Let me be clear: The U.S. will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters at the Pentagon, adding that he spoke to President Donald Trump after the attack and the president gave him “the authority to do what we need to do consistent with his guidance.”

Officials did not name the group responsible but said they were “confident” they knew who was behind the attack after capturing the truck that fired off 30 Katyusha rockets, 18 of which landed on Camp Taji, Iraq.

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    Really sad that this story about the killing of servicemen in Iraq has been buried by all the hysteria over the coronavirus. Good to see retaliation.

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