US launches airstrikes in Iraq in retaliation for rocket attack that killed three

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Pentagon says attacks targeted Iran-backed militia, which it blames for Wednesday’s killing of two US soldiers and UK servicewoman

US forces have carried out air strikes in Iraq against what the Pentagon described as five weapons storage sites run by an Iranian-back militia, in retaliation for a rocket attack which killed two American and one British soldier near Baghdad.

The tit-for-tat attacks come just two months after a similar escalation brought the US and Iran to the brink of direct conflict. This time the two sides are facing off in Iraq while struggling to contain coronavirus outbreaks at home.

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