U.S. airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader,
President Biden directed the strikes in Deir ez-Zor,
U.S. military said it launched "precision airstrikes" against Iranian-backed groups in eastern Syria early Wednesday.
Col. Joe Buccino, the communication director for Central Command, said in a statement.
The U.S. notified Russia’s military minutes before the airstrikes using a deconfliction line,
The strikes were carried out by F-15 and F-16 fighters.
strike was initially supposed to hit 11 bunkers
U.S. forces are in Syria to fight the Islamic State terrorist group.
U.S. officials have accused Iranian proxies or Iranian-backed militias of conducting strikes targeting bases that house U.S. forces in Syria and Iraq.
Iran’s U.N. mission this year said the country had no role in the incidents