NewsUS initiates strikes against Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Biden warns of continued action

US initiates strikes against Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps: Biden warns of continued action

President of the USA Joe Biden
President of the USA Joe Biden
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2:57 AM EST, February 3, 2024, updated: 4:26 AM EST, March 7, 2024

"This afternoon, the U.S. military, on my orders, struck targets in Iraq and Syria used by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated militias for attacks on U.S. forces. Our response began today and will continue at a time and place of our choosing," wrote President Biden in a statement.

He also highlighted that the United States is not seeking conflict in the Middle East.

"But let those who seek to harm us know this: if you harm an American, we will respond," added President Biden.

Strike conducted by U.S. Forces

U.S. forces initiated attacks on units belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and associated militias in Syria and Iraq on Friday, according to a statement by the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). They launched strikes on 85 targets, which included command centers, intelligence hubs, and missile and drone depots.

The Pentagon has not yet provided specific details regarding the bombing. The command overseeing the Middle East region reported that the strikes were against the forces of the al-Quds Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and related groups.

The statement outlined, "The U.S. military used numerous planes to strike more than 85 targets, including long-range bombers from the United States." The attack used more than 125 precision missiles and targeted "command operation centers, intelligence hubs, missile depots, unmanned vehicles, logistics facilities, and ammunition supply chain" linked to the militias and their Iranian sponsors.

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