You attacks on Iranian-linked targets in Iraq and Syria carried out by the United States this Friday, 2nd, caused at least 39 deathsaccording to reports from government representatives and Human Rights entities released this Saturday, 3. In a statement, the Iraqi presidency stated that the offensive “resulted in the deaths of many Iraqi citizens” and cited injuries, but did not inform the number of civilians who were injured. are among the victims.
The bombings of command and intelligence centers, as well as supply and logistics facilities belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Al-Quds brigade and militias associated with Iran, totaling 85 targetswere in retaliation for the death of three American soldiers in Jordan in a drone attack last Sunday, the 28th.
On its website, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 23 people died in the province of Deir ez-Zor and the city of Al-Mayadeen following the American airstrikes, a number counted by members of Iranian-backed militias who collected the bodies. The entity reported that there was a repositioning of Iranian militias and the evacuation of positions for fear of new bombings. According to the observatory, Iran has at least 20,000 fighters in the region, including Syrians.
In Iraq, according to Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani’s office, there are civilians among the 16 dead and 25 people were injured. The country’s presidency declared that the “attacks further aggravate tensions and threaten regional security and stability” and called an emergency meeting to discuss the situation.
“In light of these serious developments, we call for an emergency meeting to discuss these developments and their repercussions with the presidency and all political blocs in order to establish clear and unified positions to maintain the dignity, sovereignty and security of our country and of its citizens.”
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On Friday night, the 2nd, American President Joe Biden published on X, formerly Twitter, that the attacks on Iranian targets occurred under his guidance and stated that the country does not aim to start clashes, but that it will react to attacks.
“We are not looking for conflicts in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world. But to all those who seek to do us harm: we will respond.” /With international agencies