“We urge against any escalation,” the Secretary of Defense said in a statement.
The United States has continued to launch a number of airstrikes against targets in Syria in which the Department of Defense claims are backed by Iran.
Since the war in Gaza broke out, several weeks ago the Pentagon claimed that one of their bases in Syria was attacked by a drone strike, which has then led to the U.S. to return fire, blaming Iran for backing these coalition strikes. The U.S. has threatened Iran and others to not force an ‘escalation’ of this conflict, as the U.S. continues to ramp up their military activity in the Middle East once again.
On November 8th, the DoD explained a blog post: ‘U.S. military forces conducted a self-defense strike, on a facility in eastern Syria used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups. This strike was conducted by two F-15 aircraft against a weapons storage depot, said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III in a statement yesterday.’