(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) -- ‘WE WILL HOLD PERPETRATORS ACCOUNTABLE’: Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley met with reporters in the Pentagon briefing room yesterday, and left little doubt about what was coming, in the wake of an attack on a coalition base in Iraq that killed two U.S. troops and one U.K. soldier, and wounded 14 others.
“We will hold perpetrators accountable,” vowed Esper. “You don't get to shoot at our bases and kill and wound Americans and get away with it.”
FIVE SITES HIT: Milley said the United States knew who was behind the rocket attack “with a high degree of certainty,” based in part on the capture of a truck that had been modified with tubes to launch 107 mm Katyusha rockets.
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A statement released by the Pentagon last night said the U.S. conducted “defensive precision strikes” against weapons storage facilities used by Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Shiite militia group.