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Iraq Condemns Violation of Sovereignty After U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

HeadlineJun 28, 2021

Iraq’s military has condemned U.S. airstrikes along the Iraq-Syria border as a “breach of sovereignty.” The Pentagon says President Biden ordered Monday morning’s assault on weapons storage facilities in Syria and Iraq in response to drone attacks by an Iran-backed militia against U.S. troops and personnel in Iraq. It’s the second time Biden has ordered airstrikes in the region. In a statement, the Coordinating Committee of the Iraqi Resistance promised to retaliate, adding, “We will not remain silent over the continued presence of American occupation forces in Iraq, which goes against the constitution, the Parliament’s vote, and the will of the Iraqi people.” The U.S. airstrikes came less than two weeks after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which grants sweeping war powers to the president.

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