U.S. Targets Iran-Backed Militias In Syria And Iraq

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U.S. Targets Iran-Backed Militias In Syria And Iraq
The Pentagon says the airstrikes hit facilities that are used to launch attacks against U.S. troops.
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The U.S. military retaliated for attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq.

It launched airstrikes against what it says were "facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups."

The strikes hit targets near the border between Syria and Iraq.

A Pentagon official says the militia groups were using the sites to launch attacks against U.S. troops. He called it a defensive attack.

Iraqi officials said that at least four militia members were killed. A human rights group there reported at least five deaths.