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Following recent military actions in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, the United States has signaled its intention to continue operations against Iranian-backed groups.

Speaking with NBC News’s “Meet The Press,” White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan stated, “It began with strikes on Friday night but that is not the end. We intend to take additional strikes and additional action to continue to send a clear message that the United States will respond when our forces are attacked, or people are killed.”

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The initial rounds of airstrikes targeted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and affiliated militia groups, marking a significant US military engagement in response to aggression against American troops. Sullivan emphasized the effectiveness of these strikes, saying, “We do believe that the strikes had good effect and degrading capability to these militant groups that attacked us.”

The strategic aim of these strikes, as outlined by US Central Command, is to deter future attacks and assert a strong stance against Iranian-sponsored violence. The operations, which also saw participation from the United Kingdom, specifically targeted Houthi rebels’ capabilities in Yemen.

Despite the aggressive military strategy, US officials, including national security spokesperson John Kirby, have clarified that the objective is to prevent further attacks, not to provoke a wider conflict with Iran.


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