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Understanding the Impact of U.S. Air Strikes Against Hezbollah in Iraq

Last night, the United States forces unleashed precision air strikes against sites in Iraq that were being used by Kataib Hezbollah, following their attack on American military personnel on Christmas Day. In response to the unprovoked attacks on U.S. forces, Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced the air strikes.

"These necessary and proportionate strikes were conducted on the direction of President Biden, targeting three facilities utilized by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated groups in Iraq," Austin stated. "These precision strikes are a direct response to a series of attacks carried out by Iranian-sponsored militias, including the Iran-affiliated Kataib Hezbollah, on U.S. personnel stationed in Iraq and Syria.

The attack on Erbil Air Base earlier today served as the latest incident, and these strikes are aimed at disrupting and degrading the capabilities of the Iran-aligned militia groups directly responsible."

As a result of today's attack, three U.S. personnel were injured, with one service member currently in critical condition. Let us keep the injured Americans in our thoughts and prayers.

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