US launches retaliatory airstrikes in Syria

The attack targeted Iranian-backed militias responsible for wounding five Americans this month. ABC’s Julia MacFarlane reports.
1:17 | 02/26/21

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This morning new details emerging on the fast military strikes carried out under the Biden administration. The president ordering the S strikes in Easton Syria. Aimed at protecting American troops says the flu. I'm really proud of men and women. Are more issue karaoke. As you would expect that from war. In a very professional very we're grateful for the third. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Spence says Dave visiting sailors off California. Bought behind the scenes he was monitoring the operation which targeted buildings belonging to run in backed militias believed responsible for recent attacks against Americans in Iraq. Earlier this month a rocket fired from Syria hit the border city of Nabil Iraq. We ending a five Americans including a service member the Biden administration vowed retaliation for about attack. Look confident. And the target didn't remember we know good for propaganda that target was big news. Jose. Shiite militia. And conducted good. Well according to US official president Biden selected the smallest target for the F strike from a range of options. Mass for the casualties officials said that that what possibly a handful.

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