The US military says it has carried out air strikes in eastern Syria after a drone attack killed an American contractor and injured five service personnel.
US launches air strikes in Syria after contractor death
The United States has military carried out multiple air strikes in Syria against Iran-aligned groups it blames for a deadly drone attack that killed an American contractor, injured another and wounded five US troops, the Pentagon says.
Both the attack on US personnel and the retaliation were disclosed by the Pentagon at the same time late on Thursday.
The attack against US personnel took place at a coalition base near Hasakah in northeast Syria at 1.38pm (1038 GMT) on Thursday, it said.
The US intelligence community assessed that the one-way attack drone was Iranian in origin, the military said, a conclusion that could further aggravate already strained tensions between Washington and Tehran.