U.S. Pentagon Denies Bombing Who?

David B. Gleason from Chicago, IL, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

(PartiallyPolitics.com) – The Pentagon has denied the reports that they conducted airstrikes in eastern Syria that came out of the state media in Iran and Syria. 

Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh responded to reporters’ inquiries and argued that they had not been involved in any airstrikes the previous night. On Tuesday, Iranian and Syrian state media claimed that there were a series of bombings that had occurred late Monday and early Tuesday which had resulted in one civilian and seven Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRG) members being killed. 

The Syrian media had also reported 13 civilians and 19 soldiers who had sustained injuries from the attacks which had reportedly targeted military and residential areas in the Deir Ez-Zor province. 

The Iranian media had also noted that an IRG adviser, who was in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government had also died. 

Since October the tension in the Middle East has been high, following the escalation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas. In the last five months, the United States forces in Syria and Iraq have had to fend off 100 attacks. The United States has argued that these attacks are the result of Iranian-backed proxies attacking their presence in the region. 

In February there was an attack that cost the lives of three American troops in a base in Jordan. The United States had conducted a number of air strikes against Iran-backed militant groups in Syria and Iraq. 

The U.S. Central Command forces have been heading these attacks having targeted over 85 sites that connected to groups that have an affiliation to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force.

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