The United States of America (U.S.) is not new to ‘air striking foreign entities, any stationed organisation that threatens the American people or any establishment against them.
An airstrike denotes an attack carried out on a specific target through aircraft, drones or missiles. The target is usually stationed on the ground and might be a small or large object. It is the advanced way of launching an attack that does not endanger the lives of military personnel or security agents. This can be carried out by deploying drones controlled remotely by one or two people situated in an area far away from the place to be bombed [Source]. Given the vast resources in the U.S. and the advanced technology they possess, Americans have adequate materials and equipment to airstrike the ‘world’.
The U.S. has launched more airstrikes in Syria with the approval of the Defence Minister and president Joe Biden. This is a follow-up airstrike to the February attack, which targeted a compound in Syria that was alleged to be controlled by Kaita’ib Hezbollah and Kaita’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby noted that the attacks were necessitated by the fact that those facilities were being utilised by Iran-backed militia groups, which include Kata’ib Hezbollah (K.H.) and Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS). These groups are alleged to have used unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology in attacking the U.S. facilities in Iraq [Source]. U.S. personnel were killed and many injured in these attacks, which were carried out deliberately.
Americans have been insulted by numerous militants for always poking their noses in other people’s business. American soldiers are usually seen nosing in certain countries’ wars and bombing military groups they accuse of being terrorist. In the Middle East, Isis friction in Islamic states and Al Qaeda activities has been regarded as the result of the U.S. interference in issues that are not ‘American’. Political analysts cited that the Americans only get involved to protect their interest while pretending to fight for human rights and equality.
A US defence official told Fox News in an interview [Source] that Iran’s militia forces used one of the attacked facilities to launch and recover drones. Thus it was used for dangerous military operations. Crude drones from the destroyed facility have targeted American people in Baghdad and Erbil, which is in northern Iraq. Press Secretary Kirby expanded on their actions and highlighted that president Biden is willing to protect the U.S. personnel in Iraq at all cost. Appropriate military action will be taken against anyone who tends to threaten their safety. He further explained how the U.S. is prepared to continue securing its interests in Iraq, and he contended that “the United States took necessary, appropriate and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation – but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message.”
By making a hard-hitting example out of those who fight against the U.S., these airstrikes become a deterrent measure against all the other Iraq-backed militia groups wishing to attack the U.S., as alluded to by Secretary Kirby. Fox News reported that a U.S. defence official gave more details about the airstrikes. According to the official, the strikes were carried out using U.S. Air Force F-15s and F-16s, and the jets safely returned to base. The operation was done place at approximately 6 p.m. Eastern Time. He also claimed that there were no upset casualties because of the time the strike was done.