(AP) - The U.S. says it has carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting a militia blamed for an attack that killed an American contractor.
Defense spokesman Jonathan Hoffman says U.S. forces conducted “precision defensive strikes” against five sites of Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Iraqi militia.
The U.S. blames the militia for a rocket barrage Friday that killed a U.S. contractor in northern Iraq.
Iraq’s Joint Operations Command says American airstrikes killed four militia fighters.
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