The US base at Tanf in eastern Syria on the Iraq border
UPDATE 0837 GMT:
The US and Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria exchanged fire again on Wednesday.
One US soldier suffered a minor injury and two others are being evaluated following the latest rocket attacks by the militias.
US Central Command said the militias fired rocket attacks at two sites in Syria. US helicopters then hit the Iran-supported positions, with initial assessments indicating two to three fighters were killed.
ORIGINAL ENTRY, AUG 24: The US has carried out airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Deir ez-Zor Province in eastern Syria.
The militias have been firing rockets on American positions, including the Tanf base. US Central Command spokesperson Col. Joe Buccino said on Wednesday: “Today’s strikes were necessary to protect and defend US personnel,” citing a militia attack on August 15.
Buccino said the strikes, ordered by President Joe Biden, were “proportionate, deliberate action intended to limit the risk of escalation and minimise the risk of casualties”. He did not identify specific targets or give casualty figures.
Unconfirmed reports said the airstrikes targeted the Ayash Camp of the Fatimiyoun group of Afghan fighters. Claims are circulating that at least six Syrian and foreigners were killed.
The militias have been vital in Iran’s propping up of the Assad regime during the Syrian conflict. As Syria has settled into a de facto partition — Assad-controlled territory, the opposition-held northwest, and the Kurdish-held northeast — the Iranian-backed forces have focused more on the American presence.
The US sent in regular forces in 2015 to assist the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against the Islamic State. ISIS lost its last village in March 2019, but the Americans have remained in support of the Kurdish area.
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“The U.S. response is expected to focus on final sticking points related to Iranian demands for economic guarantees and sanctions relief. U.S. officials were tight-lipped about the substance of the response. When asked for details, the official familiar with the matter said the response contained “a bunch of words and sentences and paragraphs. A person familiar with the U.S. response said it focused on the issue of economic guarantees. The person declined to give details, but said the response “falls short of Iran’s expectations. So now we have to see if they realize this is as good as it gets or decide to push for more.”
There may need to be another round of talks held in Vienna to finalize a potential deal.
How do the Americans justify their military presence in Syria?
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Iran, Russia and India begin removing dollar from bilateral trade: https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/08/iran-russia-use-own-currencies-trade
Iran is building an economy immune to US sanctions and control of the dollar-based financial system.
“Iran is building an economy immune to US sanctions and control of the dollar-based financial system.”
Had to suppress a laugh at this one….
The economic data shows Iran is rebounding. New Data Show Iran’s Economy Improving as Nuclear Talks Reach a Critical Stage: https://www.bourseandbazaar.com/tyranny-of-numbers/2022/8/25/new-data-show-irans-economy-is-improving-as-nuclear-negotiations-reach-a-critical-stage
“Survey data corroborate what we know from the national accounts data, also published by the SCI. They show that GDP rose by 4.3% last year, buoyed by a 9.8% increase in oil and gas extraction. Together, these data provide convincing evidence that the economy has finally turned around after three years of decline caused by Trump’s maximum pressure campaign.”
Iran has overcome the shock of the re-imposition of sanctions and is removing the dollar in trade, and relying on local currencies, alternatives to Swift, cryptocurrencies and bartering to facilitate business.
Given that Iran’s GDP shrank 5.5% in 2018, 7.6% in 2019, and 5% in 2020, a 4.3% rebound in 2021 isn’t exactly a sign of happy economic days….
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Over a million corpses of mullahs(and mohamad who is already rotten passed stinking) , mullahs will not impose their foolish retarded ideologies