Palestinian group Hamas on Saturday condemned in a single day US strikes in Iraq and Syria, saying Washington had poured “oil on the fireplace” within the Center East.
The US “bears accountability for the results of this brutal aggression in opposition to each Iraq and Syria, which pour oil on the fireplace,” the group stated in an announcement issued in English.
“We verify that the area won’t witness stability or peace besides by stopping the Zionist (Israeli) aggression and the crimes of genocide and ethnic cleaning in opposition to our folks within the Gaza Strip.”
The US launched air strikes in opposition to Iran-backed armed teams in Iraq and Syria and promised extra to return, in retaliation for a drone assault that killed three US troopers in Jordan on Sunday.
The US navy stated it attacked a complete of 85 targets at seven totally different websites in Syria and Iraq.
The strikes killed at the very least 23 pro-Iranian fighters in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights battle monitor stated. In Iraq, they killed 16 folks, together with civilians, the Baghdad authorities stated.
US and allied troops have been attacked greater than 165 instances in Iraq, Syria and Jordan since mid-October in a marketing campaign waged by Iran-backed armed teams angered by US help for Israel within the battle in Gaza.
The battle broke out following Hamas’s assault on Israel on October 7 that resulted within the deaths of greater than 1,160 folks in Israel, largely civilians, in line with an AFP tally based mostly on official Israeli figures.
In response Israel launched a blistering air, land and sea offensive in Gaza that has killed at the very least 27,238 folks, most of them ladies, kids and adolescents, in line with the Hamas-run territory’s well being ministry.
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