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US launches airstrikes against Iranian-backed groups in Syria

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-24 16:29

WASHINGTON - The US military on Tuesday launched airstrikes against Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria, the US Central Command said in a statement.

At US President Joe Biden's direction, "US military forces conducted precision airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor Syria today," the statement said.

"The US strikes targeted infrastructure facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps," it said.

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