A drone attack on the Erbil Air Base in northern Iraq, carried out by the Iran-affiliated terrorist group Kataib Hezbollah, wounded three U.S. service members. One of them is in critical condition. In response, President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes on three locations used by Kataib Hezbollah and affiliated groups involved in unmanned aerial drone activities in Iraq. These strikes likely resulted in casualties among Kataib Hezbollah militants. Iraqi officials have condemned both the militia attack and the U.S. response, considering the U.S. strikes as a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. This incident follows a series of attacks on U.S. forces by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria and increased tensions in the region.