The U.S. on Thursday launched airstrikes targeting Iranian-backed militia groups in Eastern Syria.

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 22: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the more than 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the Cross Hall of the White House February 22, 2021 in Washington, DC. Also on hand for the ceremony were first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and husband Doug Emhoff. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)