President Joe Biden has authorized targeted strikes in Iraq against three sites utilized by Kataib Hezbollah and its affiliated groups, as announced by the White House on Monday night.
The decision to conduct strikes underscores the administration’s commitment to address threats posed by militias linked to Kataib Hezbollah. The operation aims to disrupt their activities and ensure the protection of US personnel and interests in the region.
The White House emphasized that the strikes were a response to recent threatening behavior and an ongoing series of attacks by these groups. President Biden remains dedicated to safeguarding American forces and assets, taking necessary measures to counter aggression and maintain regional stability.
This action aligns with the administration’s broader strategy to protect US national security interests and support Iraq’s stability. The President, in authorizing the strikes, aims to send a clear message that such activities will not be tolerated, emphasizing the commitment to defend American personnel and partners against potential threats.