US military has struck Iran-backed militants in western Iraq

<p>US military has struck Iran-backed militants in western Iraq.</p><p>VoA report citing a US official.</p><ul><li>Strike in response to recent attacks against US forces in the Middle East</li></ul><p>More added, Secretary of Defense statement:</p><ul><li>"US military forces conducted necessary and proportionate strikes on 3 facilities used by Iranian-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia group and other Iran-affiliated groups in Iraq</li><li>in direct response to a series of escalatory attacks."</li></ul><p>More again:</p><ul><li>US and British forces have carried out another round of airstrikes in Yemen, hitting 8 Houthi targets</li></ul>

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