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VOA: More Attacks on US Forces Following Strike on Iran-Backed Targets in Syria  

Pentagon — Iranian-backed militants have attacked U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria at least four times in the past 24 hours, raising the number of attacks to 52 in less than a month, U.S. defense officials tell VOA. 

“These attacks must stop, and if they don’t stop, then we won’t hesitate to do what’s necessary, again, to protect the troops,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters at a news conference in Seoul on Monday.

The four attacks occurred after U.S. forces carried out strikes against two Iran-linked sites in Syria late Sunday in response to attacks on American personnel. The strikes hit a training facility near Abu Kamal and a safe house near Mayadin, according to the military.  

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Attacks Continue Against US Forces In Syria  

Resistance hits back against US bases in Syria, multiple casualties reported — The Cradle

US conducts airstrikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria, retaliating for attacks on US troops — AP 

U.S. strikes more Iran-linked sites in Syria, Pentagon says — Axios

US and Iran-backed groups trade fire in Syria. Will it get worse? — Al Jazeera 

Is this the Middle East escalation we’ve been fearing? — Responsible Statecraft