Iranian backed forces fire rockets at US base in Syria

| March 24, 2023

The United States had launched retaliatory strikes against Iranian backed forces for killing a US contractor and wounding other Americans. American military service members were among those wounded. Eight of the Iranian backed fighters have reportedly been killed by two of the strikes. Iranian backed forces retaliated by firing rockets at a US base in northern Syria. Initial assessments indicate that there are no casualties or damage in this later attack.

From Fox News:

The Department of Defense said Thursday that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps had crashed a UAV into a building near Hasakah in northeast Syria at approximately 1:38 p.m. local time, leaving one U.S. contractor dead. The attack also wounded five U.S. service members and another U.S. contractor.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, two of the American strikes killed at least eight Iranian fighters.

A U.S. airstrike at an arms depot in Harabesh, in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour left six Iranian-backed fighters dead. A second U.S. bombing at a post near the town of Mayadeen killed another two fighters, according to the Observatory, whose reporting relies on local Syrian contacts.

U.S. intelligence assessed the UAV that crashed into a coalition base, which killed the U.S. contractor, was of Iranian origin — so President Biden authorized the military to retaliate, the Pentagon said.

“At the direction of President Biden, I authorized U.S. Central Command forces to conduct precision airstrikes tonight in eastern Syria against facilities used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC),” said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III. “The airstrikes were conducted in response to today’s attack as well as a series of recent attacks against Coalition forces in Syria by groups affiliated with the IRGC.”

The Observatory reported another American strike on a military post near the town of Boukamal, near the border with Iraq. Their report has not been independently verified.

Three service members and the U.S. contractor who were wounded in the initial attack were medically evacuated to Coalition medical facilities in Iraq while the other two wounded service members were treated on-site.

Fox News has the rest of the story.

Category: Iran, Military issues, Syria

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Gosh and whatever are we doing there again?

RGR 4-78

World Police, Mid-East Precinct.


Go Team America!


🎵 “f$&@ yeah” 🎵


Comin’ again to save the motherf*ckin’ day…


Probably because folk forgot the mission was still going.


Another opportunity to excel for Joe’s Foreign Policy Handlers.


Nuke the Bastards into glowing rubble…then make the rubble bounce…it’s the only way to be sure.


Then drill the place dry for oil.


B52’s breathing heavily!


No need for alarm. Folks running the show on our side are still charging ahead with another peace deal with the Ayatollah.

SECDEF says don’t worry, their nuclear scientists are obviously “the JV team.”


Don’t worry, they will tell everyone what method of espionage they used to defeat them this time so they will get better next time. Biden; doing America since 1973.

Prior Service

I got news for you, Joe. Iran doesn’t care in the least when they strike us and we kill an affiliated proxy. If you want to dissuade Iran you are going to have to kill Iranians or destroy their infrastructure. I “told” Bush the same thing: every time we could tie an American death in Iraq to Iran, something in Iran should blow up that night. Why else do we have stealth bombers.

Bill R.

If we’re bombing Iranian-backed forces, we’re hitting the wrong targets. We need to be hitting Iranian military bases IN Iran!

A Proud Infidel®™

Did we actually hit a Military target in retaliation, or did they bomb diaper and aspirin factories like “Blowjob Willie” did?


I recently saw a live performance of Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Jeff Dunham puts on a helluva show. Worth the price of admission.