Time to Fight Back

In the U.S. capital, President Joe Biden directed the nation’s armed forces to conduct counterstrikes on groups backed by Iran following the wounding of three American military personnel due to a drone assault in Iraq’s north. Finally, we’ve had enough and decided it’s time to do something about it.

Adrienne Watson, spokesperson for the National Security Council, reported that the assault earlier on Monday left one American soldier critically injured. Kataib Hezbollah and other groups aligned with Iran, part of a larger coalition of militants supported by Iran, claimed responsibility for this attack using a drone designed for a single-use assault.

Iraqi authorities noted that the American counterattacks early Tuesday resulted in the death of one terrorist and injuries to 18 others. These incidents occur amidst growing concerns about the conflict between Israel and Hamas potentially spreading throughout the region.

Iran disclosed on Monday that an Israeli assault near Damascus, Syria, led to the death of Razi Mousavi, a prominent Iranian general and close associate of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the late commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force. The U.S. killed Soleimani in a drone strike in Iraq in January 2020.