This backgrounder at PBS Newshour summarizes the situation with respect to the U. S. offensive against Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen as of yesterday:
The United States and Britain have struck Iran-backed armed groups in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, while Israel presses ahead with its offensive against Hamas in Gaza.
Here is what to know about what is happening in the region now, and why…
As of today via Sky News the militias are responding:
A drone attack apparently carried out by the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance group overnight has killed six Kurdish commandos from the Syrian Democratic Forces who were stationed at an American base in eastern Syria, the SDF has said.
The SDF is composed primarily of Kurdish, Arab, and Assyrian/Syriac members.
Fourteen people were injured.
“The number [of deaths] is likely to rise due to serious injuries,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The base, near al Omar oil field, was targeted with a drone, as part of the “Revenge for Gaza” campaign, it added.
Attacks against shipping in the Red Sea in the last three weeks are also greater than they were three weeks ago.
I continue to wonder what the objectives of our military responses are. If they are to deter attacks by these militias, clearly they are not effective yet. Do we have reason to believe that more U. S. attacks will be more effective? I have no idea.