US Launches Retaliatory Airstrikes Against Iranian Proxies

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The United States struck back Friday for the attack that killed three service members on Saturday.

“U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) forces conducted airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and affiliated militia groups,” a news release from U.S. Central Command said.

“U.S. military forces struck more than 85 targets, with numerous aircraft to include long-range bombers flown from [the] United States. The airstrikes employed more than 125 precision munitions,” the release said.

“The facilities that were struck included command and control operations centers, intelligence centers, rockets, missiles, unmanned aerial vehicle storage, and logistics and munition supply chain facilities of militia groups and their IRGC sponsors who facilitated attacks against U.S. and Coalition forces,” the release said.

According to ABC, B-1 bombers based in the U.S. participated in the attacks.

National Security spokesman John Kirby said the attacks were the beginning of the American response, according to NPR.

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