The U.S. military conducted strikes on Tuesday in Iraq against Iranian-backed militias in retaliation for attacks on American forces. These strikes were in response to a “larger-scale” attack on Saturday involving missiles launched at a U.S. base in Iraq. Most of the projectiles were intercepted, but there was some structural damage and injuries. There have been 151 attacks on service members in Iraq and Syria since October, and the U.S. military has responded multiple times. These attacks have added to tensions in the region, which began around the same time as the war between Hamas and Israel.