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U.S. Says Strikes on Militia in Iraq Sent a Warning to Iran

  • F-15s strike five targets in Iraq, Syria after steady attacks
  • Pompeo says Trump has been ‘pretty darn patient’ with Iran
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U.S. Struck Iran-Backed Militia in Iraq, Syria
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The U.S. air strikes on five bases in Iraq and Syria used by an Iranian-backed militia sent a warning to Tehran that President Donald Trump’s patience has its limits.

“One of the things that we want to emphasize is that this was a defensive action that was designed to protect American forces and American citizens in Iraq,” Brian Hook, the State Department’s Iran envoy, said in a telephone briefing Monday. “We’re also working on the mission set of restoring deterrence against Iranian aggression.”