Syria and Iraqi officials angered by US retaliatory strikes

Officials in Syria and Iraq condemned the United States’s overnight strike on a number of Iran-backed militias, arguing the attacks would plunge the countries into further instability.

These strikes constitute a violation of Iraqi sovereignty, an undermining of the efforts of the Iraqi government,” Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, a spokesman for Iraq’s military, said late Friday.

The statement comes after the U.S. approved a strike on seven sites, three in Iraq and four in Syria, using more than 125 precision munitions. The strikes were in retaliation for a drone attack last weekend on a small U.S. military post in northeast Jordan that left three American soldiers dead. The United States has accused the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iran-backed militias, of carrying out the attack.

“The facilities that were struck included command
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