US hits militia in Syria and Iraq after Kirkuk base attack

<p style="text-align:left">The United States said it may take "additional actions" in the region after carrying out air strikes in Iraq and Syria against a militia group.

The US military struck five Kataib Hezbollah locations in response to a rocket attack on a military base in Kirkuk that killed an American civilian contractor and wounded four soldiers.
Nineteen militia fighters were killed, the US said, though Iraqi security and militia sources put the number at 25, with more than 50 wounded.
A combination of images depicts what the US military says are bases of the Kataib Hezbollah militia group that were struck by US forces in Iraq. Reuters
Us Sefense Minister Esper termed the strikes "successful," but said that President Trump was informed that a further military response could be warranted.
"We discussed with him other options that are available," Esper said.
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