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US hits Iran's IRGC sites in Iraq, Syria in response to Jordan attack

09:05 AM | 3 Feb, 2024
US hits Iran's IRGC sites in Iraq, Syria in response to Jordan attack
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WASHINGTON – United States carried out at least seven strikes on late Friday against Iranian forces and its military groups in response to the attack in Jordan that killed American soldiers.

Amid regional escalation, United States started a series of strikes on Iran’s paramilitary forces and groups that reportedly attack anti-Iran forces. More than 85 sites were targeted under latest retaliatory attacks, the Pentagon said.

A statement issued by US President Joe Biden said US military forces, at his direction, struck targets at facilities in Iraq and Syria that the IRGC and affiliated militia use to attack US forces. 

US CENTCOM Commander Gen. Michael Erik Kurilla said Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force and affiliated militia groups continue to represent a direct threat to the stability of Iraq, the region, and the safety of Americans.

He vowed to take action, and to do whatever is necessary to protect their people, and hold those responsible who threaten their safety.

The casualties in the attacks are not clear however international media said at least 18 militia members killed in eastern Syria. Washington said it has no plans to attack Iran directly, emphasising not to start a new war with arch-rival.

US Defense Secretary however said that the recent airstrikes are just beginning of the quick response, with additional actions planned against Iran's Revolutionary Guard and affiliated militias.

The recent escalation follows over attacks on US bases in Iraq and Syria linked to Iran since October. The airstrikes occurred after US President Biden attended a ceremony for the return of three soldiers killed in the Tower 22 attack, indicating properly orchestrated military response. 

Despite the end of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, heightened tensions in the Middle East pose a threat of regional conflict involving US, and other forces.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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