According to the two officials, the airstrike was carried out on Thursday and hit a structure belonging to an Iran-backed militia. The sources also claimed US President Joe Biden authorised the strike in Syria. Last week, an Iran-backed militia Awliyaa al-Dam, or Guardians of Blood, claimed responsibility for an attack on a US airbase in Iraq. Fourteen rockets were fired at the airbase hosting US troops in Erbil, killing a contractor and leaving nine others injured.
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