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In this file photo a US Oshkosh M-ATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) military vehicle drives during a patrol near the Syrian-Turkish border in one of the villages that was subject to bombardment the previous week in the countryside east of Qamishli in Syria’s northeastern Hasakah province on August 21, 2022. Image Credit: AP

Washington: The US military carried out a counter-attack after taking rocket fire by suspected Iran-aligned militia in Syria on Wednesday, two US officials said.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity given the preliminary nature of the information, said they believed the incidents left an unknown number of Iran-aligned attackers killed. The officials did not comment on any potential US casualties.

The latest exchange of fire appeared to be retaliation after President Joe Biden’s military strikes on Tuesday in Syria at multiple facilities the Pentagon say were used by Iran-aligned groups that target US and US-led coalition personnel in Syria.