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U.S. Strikes Back: 8 Iranians Dead In Retaliatory Airstrikes After American Contractor Killed In Drone Attack MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 10:03

Following a drone strike by Iranian forces that killed one American contractor and wounded five U.S. service members and another contractor, the U.S. military retaliated by conducting multiple precision airstrikes in Syria on Thursday.

The Pentagon confirmed that the UAV that crashed into the coalition base was of Iranian origin, prompting the President to authorize a proportional and deliberate response that limited the risk of escalation.

Iraq and Syria Survived the U.S.-NATO Attack and the Destruction MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 09:25

The 20th anniversary of the U.S. attack on Iraq for regime change coincides with the 12th anniversary of the U.S. attack on Syria for regime change. March 2003 and March 2011 have a great deal in common, but that is not where the story begins.

***FLASH*** Numerous Stratotankers Just Went Up Over Iraq . . . 20 Missiles Just Struck 3 US Bases in Syria MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 09:16

Iran may be about to get hit.  Three Strato-tankers just went airborne over Iraq.  LIVE UPDATES BELOW . . .

-USAF KC135R 60-0365

-USAF KC135R 62-3533

-USAF KC135T 58-0069

Putting that much air refueling capability into action signifies a big air operation is about to take place.  Something big is happening.

Iran-Backed & US Occupation Forces Currently Battling In Eastern Syria, Reports Of Casualties MikeRivero Sat, 03/25/2023 - 09:00

Update(20:00ET): US forces occupying Syria's northeast are in a high state of alert, and there are reports of ongoing gunbattles with Iran-backed militias into the night hours. It's being widely acknowledged as the most serious fighting involving American forces there since 2019, with some of the latest rocket launches targeting Omar oil field, which has long been held by US and Kurdish forces.


A US base in Northeast Syria has come under attack by Iranian proxy forces. About seven rockets were were targeted at the base after US forces ordered retaliatory airstrikes on sites in Syria affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. In first assessments, there are no US casualties and no damage to the base near the Al-Omar oil field.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad continues to be brought "in from the cold" and back into the Arab regional fold at rapid pace, with Reuters confirming on Thursday the prior rumors that Saudi Arabia and Syria were on the brink of fully restoring diplomatic ties. They will now reopen embassies - a huge step. Is a return to the Arab League next?

US Contractor Killed, 5 Service Members Wounded In Syria - Airstrikes Ensue MikeRivero Fri, 03/24/2023 - 12:15

The United States struck Iranian-linked groups in Syria on Thursday after a US contractor was killed and five military service members and another US contractor were wounded in a purported drone strike.