The Biden administration conducted an airstrike in Syria on Thursday that officials believe "killed a number of alleged Iranian-linked fighters, signaling its intent to use targeted military action to push back against violence tied to Tehran", the Washington Post informes.
The attack on a border-crossing station in eastern Syria, the first lethal operation ordered by the Biden administration against Iran’s network of armed proxies, was “authorized in response to recent attacks against American and coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said.
According to Politico, the operation was carried out to prevent a strike on the American contingent in the future and was carried out without the participation of Washington's partners in the military coalition.
It's worth reminding that in early February, militants struck targets used by the US military. Five Americans were injured.
At the end of January, it was reported that a Russian soldier was killed in Syria while performing a combat mission.