Prior to now, the US military claimed that organizations with ties to Iran attacked a US-occupied site in northeastern Syria using drones. The incident resulted in the death of one US contractor, the injury of another, and the wounding of five US soldiers.
Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin said in the statement, released late Thursday, “At the direction of President Joe Biden, I authorized US Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in eastern Syria against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).”
Multiple airstrikes by the US military in eastern Syria have resulted in the deaths of several Syrian military personnel in another egregious violation of Syria’s sovereignty.
Local sources nevertheless noted that the target was not an Iranian military outpost as the US military had claimed.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Israeli army launched an act of aggression with missiles that targeted Aleppo International Airport causing material damages.
Since March 2011, when Syria fell in the grip of foreign-backed militancy, the Syrian government has said that the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies aid Takfiri terrorist groups continue to wreak havoc in the country.
Iran’s military forces play an advisory role in Syria at the request of Damascus, unlike the American troops that are deployed to the Arab country without the Syrian government’s consent.
The US military has stationed forces and equipment in northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of ISIS terrorists.
Damascus, however, maintains the deployment is meant to plunder the country’s rich mineral resources.
US and Israeli attacks have severe humanitarian repercussions for the people of Syria, who are currently facing a humanitarian crisis, and will only worsen their situation.
Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bassam Sabbagh, said that the US, France, the UK and Germany are still spreading misinformation and misleading world public opinion to escape their involvement in the war on Syria and imposing unilateral coercive measures for further suffering to the Syrian people.
Sabbagh, in a statement at UN Security council session on the humanitarian and political issues in Syria, said that the counterproductive policies by some member states prevented the security council dealing seriously with hundreds of letters addressed to the UN on aggression and violations of Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.