Speaking to The Associated Press this week, the militia official said three drones were launched from Iraqi-Saudi border areas by a relatively unknown Iran-backed faction in Iraq and crashed into the royal complex in Riyadh on January 23, exacerbating regional tensions.
Though Monday's strike reported no causalities, a rocket fired in Erbil, Iraq last week killed several people, including an American service member and several American contractors.
Kirby said that Biden conducted the strikes after consulting with U.S. allies, including coalition partners.
"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 deescalate the overall situation in eastern Syria and Iraq".
Kirby said the USA airstrikes "destroyed multiple facilities at a border control point used by a number of Iranian- backed militant groups".
Further details were not immediately available.
Biden administration officials condemned the February 15 rocket attack near the city of Irbil in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish-run region, but as recently as this week officials indicated they had not determined for certain who carried it out.
On Monday, at least three rockets targeted the USA embassy in the high-security Green Zone of Iraq's capital Baghdad, in an attack the United States blames on Iran.
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She said Ms Higgins was courageous in coming forward after she was left to choose between seeking justice and keeping her job. Mr Morrison has denied being aware of Ms Higgins' complaint until it made headlines on major news networks earlier this week.
Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denied any ties to the February 15 attack in Erbil and Iran has not claimed responsibility for any of the other strikes. "Let's let the investigations complete and conclude, and then when we have more to say, we will".
The comments by the senior Iraqi militia official mark the first time an Iran-backed group has acknowledged that Iraq was the origin of the attack, and points to the challenge Baghdad faces in halting attacks by Iranian-backed militia factions in Iraq.
US President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi spoke about this week's rocket strikes on the US embassy in Baghdad, the White House said Tuesday, with both leaders saying those responsible should be "held fully to account".
The senior security official said the strike was a defensive strategy, meant to halt and deter future rocket attacks by the militia group recently seen in Iraq.
The Pentagon had not blamed Iranian-backed militias for the attack even though forensic evidence recovered soon after the attack pointed to a connection to Iranian-backed militias that have conducted similar attacks in the past.
An Iraqi official, also speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, said the USA intelligence was shared with Iraq's government.
US forces have been significantly reduced in Iraq to 2,500 personnel and no longer partake in combat missions with Iraqi forces in ongoing operations against the Islamic State group.
In the second incident of its kind today, the engine of a United Airlines Boeing 777 exploded with debris falling on houses below. Denver-based investigators are responding, the NTSB says. "Our patrol officers are working to locate all of the debris".
Biden's holding back, but numerous arguments against it just don't hold water on close inspection. "We will keep fighting". Advocates for debt cancelation argue it would stimulate the economy, and could help address the racial wealth gap.
Selon le service européen de surveillance de l'atmosphère Copernicus, un nuage de poussières sahariennes va survoler l'Europe . Un ciel orangé avait recouvert une partie du sud de la France, ramenant du sable du Sahara jusqu'à Lyon ou Grenoble.
Jackson County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 108 since the beginning of the pandemic. There are two COVID-19 occupied hospital beds at the Brookings Hospital, the DOH website reported Sunday.
Selon RTL , la préfecture de police a autorisé la manifestation de Génération identitaire et interdite celle des antifas. Cette dissolution a été engagée le 12 février dernier par le ministre de l'Intérieur Gérald Darmanin .
Pino said that since the breach, they've added more security cameras at the Orange County Convention Center. India has administered COVID-19 vaccination to 1,01,88,007 people so far as per the MoHFW dashboard.
However, Osaka was hoping that Stefanos Tsitsipas would be taking on Djokovic, but he was dumped out in the semi-finals. And he will meet another Russian in the final in Medvedev - a man who beat him at the ATP Finals past year .
The insider tells People all's well with the royal after undergoing a C-section due to her previous spinal surgery for scoliosis. The statement also confirmed that several members of the royal family have been informed of the baby's arrival.
CPAC is one of the largest annual gatherings of political conservatives - one that trump regularly participates in and enjoys. He has also been stripped off his accounts on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.
The House Budget Committee released the bill text Friday and is scheduled to take up the package Monday. If they hold together, they can pass the legislation with Vice President Harris breaking the tie.
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Brady can shift the spins and speeds on her serve and shots and will use her variation to unsettle the flatter-hitting Osaka. Osaka has a ideal 3-0 record in the finals of Majors, and starts as a heavy favorite to extend that against Brady.