Iranian forces have launched a missile attack on a US base in northeast Syria in response to the United States’ retaliatory airstrikes.

On Thursday, a coalition base in Syria was hit by an Iranian suicide drone, killing one US contractor and wounding six other Americans. In response, President Joe Biden ordered two precision airstrikes against Iran-affiliated facilities, killing at least eight Iranian fighters.

One airstrike hit an arms depot, and the second hit near the town of Mayadeen.

The Pentagon reported that the U.S. “took proportionate and deliberate action intended to limit the risk of escalation and minimize casualties.”

In a statement, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said, “At the direction of President Biden, I authorized U.S. Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in eastern Syria against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.”

“The airstrikes were conducted in response to today’s attack as well as a series of recent attacks against Coalition forces in Syria by groups affiliated with the IRGC,” said Austin. “As President Biden has made clear, we will take all necessary measures to defend our people and will always respond at a time and place of our choosing. No group will strike our troops with impunity.”

After this retaliation, General Michael Kurilla, the commander of US Central Command, confirmed that the US would be prepared if further retaliatory measures were needed, and it appears that they will be.

Kurilla also warned that the “Iranian regime now holds the largest and most capable aerial vehicle force in the region.”

Today, Iran proxy forces launched another attack on a US base with about seven rockets.

So far, no US casualties or damages to the base have been reported.

There are about 900 US troops stationed in Syria.

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