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US Strikes Near Syria-Iraq Border Kill 5 Militia Fighters: Monitor

US strikes on eastern Syria near the border with Iraq killed at least five Iran-backed militia fighters, a war monitor reported on Monday.

“At least 5 Iran-backed Iraqi militia fighters were killed and several others were wounded in an attack by US warplanes” on the Syrian side of the frontier, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The war monitor said that military positions were among the targets hit.

Syria’s state-run SANA news agency said one child had been killed, and that at least three other people were wounded. The strikes, confirmed by the Pentagon in a statement, mark the second such US attack on Iran-backed militias in Syria since President Joe Biden took office.

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At least 15 people were burnt alive or shot dead in a horrific attack in central Burundi after armed men blocked off a road and started killing travelers.

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OPINIONAs current and future adversaries continue to threaten security globally, the US must restructure its conventional forces.

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Iran has drones capable of flying 7,000 kilometers (more than 4,000 miles), the commander of its Revolutionary Guard force said Sunday.

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Israel’s Polaris Solutions has unveiled a new camouflage technology that it claims makes soldiers virtually “undetectable.”

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