The United States Invades Syria, Commander Confirms That It Is President Biden's Order
25 Aug, 2022
President Biden has ordered the area of Deir Az Zor to be attacked
The US says it has carried out airstrikes in eastern Syria, targeting infrastructure used by groups linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
In a statement on Wednesday, the US Army General Command said the raid in Syria's Deir Az Zor was ordered by President Joe Biden.
There was no immediate comment from the Syrian government.
The High Command said the raid "took proportionate, deliberate measures intended to reduce the risk of escalation and minimize the risk of casualties".
The area of Deir Az Zor under attack by American forces
It did not identify the targets or provide any casualty figures from the attacks.
"Today's strikes were necessary to protect and defend the American workforce," Central Command spokesman Col. Joe Buccino said in the statement.
The colonel added that the attack was in response to the August 15 attack targeting American forces.
The attack saw drones allegedly fired by Iranian-backed militants targeting the al-Tanf fortress used by US troops. The High Command described the attack as causing "zero casualties and no damage" at the time.
Deir Az Zor is a strategic region bordering Iraq and has oil fields.
US President Joe Biden
Militant groups backed by Iran and Syrian forces control the area and have often been targeted by Israeli warplanes in previous attacks.
US forces entered Syria in 2015, supporting allied forces in their fight against ISIS.