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A U.S. Army carry team moves the flagged draped transfer case containing the remains of Army Sgt. William Rivers during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base on Feb. 2, 2024, in Dover, Delaware. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

U.S. retaliates for killings of troops by launching military strikes at Iraq and Syria

BY: - February 2, 2024

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military on Friday took a first round of retaliatory action following the deaths of three American troops by striking facilities in Iraq and Syria, according to a statement from President Joe Biden. “The United States does not seek conflict in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world,” Biden said. […]