Friday, 26 February 2021 - 10:54
ISWNews Analysis Group: Late on February 25, the US warplanes, at the direct order of US President Joseph Biden, fired at least six missiles at Iranian-backed group positions near the Al Bukamal border.
Following the attack, the Pentagon issued a statement and claimed responsibility for the attack. The statement said that the attack was carried out on the direct order of Biden and in response to attacks by resistance forces against US and coalition personnel in Iraq.
The statement also said that the attack had two clear messages: “The operation sends an unambiguous message: President Biden will act to protect American and Coalition personnel. At the same time, we have acted in a deliberate manner that aims to de-escalate the overall situation in both eastern Syria and Iraq.”
Despite several hours of US airstrikes against resistance positions, the exact amount of financial losses has not yet been released. Iraqi sources reported that one person was lost his life and two others were injured in the attack.
According to local sources, the main focus of the attacks was on the positions of the resistance forces at the entrance of the Imam Ali base, located on the Iraqi-Syrian border south of the al-Qaim crossing.
The attack was in response to Iraqi resistance group rocket attack on a US base at Erbil Airport. On February 15, a “non-American” contractor was killed and nine others, including six Americans were injured in rocket attacks on a US base at Erbil Airport.
The US officials said that the information provided by the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Intelligence Service and the Iraqi intelligence forces had greatly helped to identify the main perpetrators of the attack on Erbil Airport, and based on this information, the main perpetrators of the attack in Syria were targeted.
The attack on the Imam Ali base in Syria, which is under the full control of Iranian-backed forces, is a kind of Biden ostentation and his direct message to Iran. The United States could have responded to the attack on the United States in Iraq on Iraqi soil; But the attack took place in Syria. Biden wants to show that on the one hand he wants to reduce tensions between Iran and the United States in Iraq, and on the other hand he wants to show that the United States is not passive towards Iran And there is no difference between a Democratic or a Republican president in the face of Iran, but the Democrats act more intelligently!
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