US military conducts strikes on militia groups in Iraq and Syria

Precision strikes that hit five sites in western Iraq and eastern Syria killed 25 terror fighters in response to Friday’s attack that killed a U.S. contractor.
1:06 | 12/30/19

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Transcript for US military conducts strikes on militia groups in Iraq and Syria
that. Thank you so much. New details on the U.S. Military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for the attack that killed an American contractor Friday. Our James Longman has the latest for us. James, good morning to you. Reporter: Yeah, good morning, whit. These were what the U.S. Defense department called precision defensive strike, f-15 strike eagles hit five sites in western Iraq and eastern Syria. The target an iranian-backed militia. Iraqi security services say 25 of its fighters were killed and more than 50 injured. All in response to Friday's attack on an Iraqi base when a U.S. Contractor was killed. The U.S. Has long accused Iran of cultivating and supporting U.S. Designated terror groups across the Middle East. Mike Pompeo and mark Esper flew to president trump's home to brief him and Pompeo said these latest strikes show the U.S. Will not tolerate action that is put American lives at risk and the state department has not ruled out any further action. All right, James Longman, we appreciate the latest on that.

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