U.S. Launches Airstrikes on Iranian-Backed Forces in Iraq and Syria

December 29, 2019

Author: 

Julian Barnes

Publication: 

New York Times

Related Country: 

  • Iraq
  • United States

The United States conducted airstrikes against five areas controlled by the Iranian proxy group Kataib Hezbollah in response to rocket attacks that killed an American contractor in Iraq. The operation targeted the group’s weapons storage facilities and command posts at two locations in Syria and three in Iraq. According to a Hezbollah military spokesman, 24 were killed and over 50 were wounded.