US Navy Senior Chief Michael Forjan is home on leave from Iraq, where he has been serving since April 2019, and he decided to commemorate his arrival by surprising his kids at three different Florida schools in one day.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said that the US needs to respond militarily if Iran was responsible for the attacks on a Saudi oil field. The lawmaker cautioned against retaliation lead by Saudi Arabia, saying it has implications of a major "regional war."
The attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities was carried out by low altitude cruise missiles, likely launched from an Iranian base near the Iraqi border, according to Saudi and US investigators. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh and Nic Robertson have more.
An air strike by an unidentified drone hit a position near a Syrian government-held town at the Iraqi border overnight, a source in the regional alliance that backs Damascus and security sources in Iraq said on Tuesday.
Saudi and US investigators have determined "with very high probability" that the weekend attack on the Saudi oil industry was launched from an Iranian base close to the border with Iraq, according to a source familiar with the investigation.
"The United States military, with our interagency team, is working with our partners to address this unprecedented attack and defend the international rules-based order that is being undermined by Iran," Esper tweeted.
Islamic State's media network on Monday issued an audio message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi saying operations were taking place daily and urging freedom for women jailed in Iraq and Syria over their alleged links to the group.
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