Monday night, United States military were fired upon in Syria, coming shortly after Biden authorized airstrikes against Iranian-backed terrorists in the region.
A spokesman for the Syria operation, Col. Wayne Maratto, said US forces were responding to rocket fire, targeting specific locations from which rockets were fired. Maratto said, “U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. There are no injuries and damage is being assessed. U.S. Forces in Syria, while under multiple rocket attack, acted in self- defense and conducted counter-battery artillery fire at rocket launching positions.”
The Jerusalem Post confirmed the rockets were launched by Iranian-backed terrorists.
The airstrikes conducted Sunday were, according to a statement released by the Department of Defense said, “As a matter of international law, the United States acted pursuant to its right of self-defense. The strikes were both necessary to address the threat and appropriately limited in scope. As a matter of domestic law, the president took this action pursuant to his Article II authority to protect U.S. personnel in Iraq.”
Former Vice President Biden supported the decision to conduct airstrikes on Monday saying it was in response to threats made toward US forces in Iraq, “And I have that authority under Article II, and even those up in the Hill who are reluctant to acknowledge that have acknowledged that’s the case,” Biden said.