MOSCOW, February 26 – RIA Novosti. Several people died as a result of a US airstrike on targets of pro-Iranian militias in Syria near the Iraqi border, the Washington Post reported, citing a source in the US administration.
According to the source, there is reason to believe that the strike led to the death of “a handful of people.”
Earlier, the Pentagon said that as a result of the air strike, a number of infrastructure facilities of Shiite groups supported by Iran were destroyed. The move, the Pentagon noted, was a response to recent attacks on US and coalition forces in Iraq. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that the US military relied on intelligence information from the Iraqi side and are confident in the accuracy of the strike.