No injuries were reported and the damage was still being assessed, said Army Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve.
In response, U.S. forces “acted in self-defense and conducted counter-battery artillery fire at rocket launching positions,” he said.
The attack occurred just before 7:45 p.m. local time. No other information was provided.
Pro-Iranian militias claim they fired the rockets at an American base in response to the airstrikes, The Jerusalem Post reported.
The airstrikes targeted “facilities used by Iran-backed militia groups” near the border between Iraq and Syria.
“The United States took necessary, appropriate, and deliberate action designed to limit the risk of escalation — but also to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message,” said Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby.
Kirby said the U.S. military targeted three operational and weapons storage facilities — two in Syria and one in Iraq. In its release of videos of the strikes by Air Force F-15 and F-16 aircraft, the Pentagon described one target as a coordination center for the shipment and transfer of advanced conventional weapons.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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