An American official told CNN that “at least a few” militants were killed in the strike. The location is not specifically related to the rocket attack, but Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said he is “confident” that Shi’ite militias backed by Iran are used to attack the rocket’s combined US and Iraqi forces.
A US official said that the site is believed to be used by Iranian-backed militias as part of an arms smuggling operation. For security reasons, on condition of anonymity, a resident in the city of Albuquerque told CNN that the Iraqi Hezbollah militia had used it by the Iraqi Hezbollah militia near the Hari village on the border between Syria and Iraq in Syria. The location.
The government asserts that the strike is supported by Article 2 of the Constitution and the Charter of the United Nations. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said that the strike was “carried out under the guidance of President Biden,”
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff said that the Biden administration’s notification of military strikes against Syria in Congress was “inadequate” and he is further studying the legal basis behind the military operations.
California Democratic Rep. Rohanna said: “This allows President Biden to order a strike in the Middle East for the seventh time in a row.” “There is absolutely no reason for the President to authorize a military strike that is imminent threats without authorization from Congress and unable to defend himself.”
Republicans praised Biden for fighting Iran-backed militias.
Rep. Michael McCall of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the U.S. response was a “necessary deterrence”, reminding Iran and its proxies that “attacks on U.S. interests cannot be tolerated.”