DUBAI—U.S. airstrikes in Syria focused an significant way station in an Iranian network used to go weapons and fighters throughout the Center East, from Tehran to Beirut.

Early Friday community time, American forces hit internet sites all around Abu Kamal, just throughout the border from Iraq, in an region correctly managed by Iranian-backed militias and used as a transit level for provides.

The strikes hit offer vans that were being headed to an Iranian foundation close by, according to Omar Abu Layla, who heads Deir Ezzour 24, a information web page centered in eastern Syria. Mr. Abu Layla described the foundation as “the logistical hub of the region.”

Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iran-backed Shiite militant group, claimed one particular of its users was killed. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war checking group, claimed 22 militia users died, citing unidentified resources.

The American strike was a response to a rocket assault previously this thirty day period on a U.S. air foundation in northern Iraq that killed a armed service contractor and wounded some others. A U.S. assistance member was amid the wounded. A Shiite militia group claimed obligation for the assault.