US launches airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Syria | TheHill

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The U.S. launched five airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria, the Trump administration announced Sunday.
The U.S. launched F-15 Strike Eagles against five targets associated with Kata'ib Hezbollah, an Iranian-sponsored Shiite militia group, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told reporters Sunday at a briefing from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"The strikes were successful," Esper said. "The pilots and aircraft returned back to base safely."

The targets included three in Western Iraq and two in Eastern Syria that were either command and control facilities or weapons caches for the…
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