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US Launches More Airstrikes in Syria, Says Four Killed

• by Dave DeCamp

The US launched more airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, marking the third day of violence since President Biden ordered the bombing of facilities in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, on Tuesday night.

A US official told CNN that Thursday's strikes were launched from an AC-130 gunship and killed a number of "enemy combatants" in Deir ez-Zor. The official said the strike was in response to rocket attacks that hit US bases in eastern Syria on Wednesday, which injured three US troops.

But Washington had already launched helicopter strikes in response to the earlier rocket attacks. US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a press release Thursday that over the past 24 hours, CENTCOM forces had struck "Iran-affiliated" fighters with "AH-64 Apache attack helicopters, AC-130 gunships, and M777 artillery."

CENTCOM said that the strikes resulted "in four enemy fighters killed and seven enemy rocket launchers destroyed."