Israel was notified by the Biden administration in advance of the airstrikes in eastern Syria against facilities belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militias.
Axios reported the U.S. notification to Israel took place Thursday morning in discussions between officials at the Pentagon and the Israeli Ministry of Defense. According to Axios, an Israeli official said it was a standard update that occurs when a U.S. military operation can influence Israel.
Israeli officials had become concerned by the growing provocations by Iran in Yemen and in Iraq. They reportedly shared their concerns with Biden administration officials and expected the White House to act.
"The Iranians didn’t realize that [President Joe] Biden is not [Barack] Obama, and that if they will continue down this road of miscalculation they will eventually get hit," an Israeli official said.
The airstrike was announced at the Pentagon on Thursday.
"At President Biden's direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria," Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.
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