US strikes Iran-linked sites in Syria in retaliation for attacks on US troops

The al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria is seen on Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor, File)

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder speaks Thursday, at the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

WASHINGTON— The U.S. military launched airstrikes early Friday on two locations in eastern Syria linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Pentagon said, in retaliation for a slew of drone and missile attacks against U.S. bases and personnel in the region that began early last week.