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U.S. retaliatory 'campain' following Jordan strike to last 'weeks', Iran's facilities among targets

U.S. retaliatory 'campain' following Jordan strike to last 'weeks', Iran's facilities among targets Photo: The White House is preparing a military campaign against militants in response to a strike on a base in Jordan (Getty Images)

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is preparing an operation in response to a recent attack by militants on an American base in Jordan, as a result of which three servicemen were killed. Such a campaign can last several weeks, reports NBC News.

According to US officials in a conversation with journalists, Washington is planning retaliatory attacks - a “campaign” against Iran-backed militants that could last “weeks.”

Targets are expected to include Iranian facilities outside the country, and the campaign will include both strikes and cyber operations.

It is also noted that Biden has not yet identified a complete list of targets for attacks.

However, Iran has already warned that it will give a decisive response to any attack on its territory or actions to the detriment of Tehran's interests. This statement was made after the American president spoke about the decision to take revenge for the drone strike on the U.S. base in Jordan, which killed three American servicemen.

Attack on U.S. military in Jordan

On January 28, in the northeast of Jordan, near the border with Syria, a drone attacked the American military base Tower 22. According to the Pentagon, more than 40 American soldiers were injured as a result of this attack.

Also, the Ministry of Defense of the United States noted that, according to preliminary data, the Kataib Hezbollah group, which is supported by Iran, was involved in the attack.

The head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin, threatened to respond to the attack "at a time and place of our (American - ed.) choosing." And U.S. President Joe Biden said that Iran was responsible for this attack. The American leader noted that he had already decided on countermeasures.

Meanwhile, yesterday, the Iraqi armed group Kataib Hezbollah, backed by Iran, announced the suspension of all its military operations against U.S. forces in the Middle East, allegedly to prevent escalation after the attack in Jordan.