US approves plan to strike Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq, officials say | BBC News

The US has approved plans for a series of strikes on Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq, officials have told the BBC’s US partner CBS News.

The strikes would take place over a number of days, officials said, and weather conditions will likely dictate when they are launched.

It comes after a drone attack killed three US soldiers in Jordan, near the Syrian border, on Sunday.

The US has blamed an Iranian-backed militia group for the attack.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq – which is believed to contain multiple militias that have been armed, funded and trained by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards force – has said it was responsible for the strike.

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