U.S. conducts airstrikes against Iran-backed groups in Syria, retaliating for attacks on U.S. troops ☞ PBS

“The U.S. has conducted three strikes over the last two weeks against Iranian-tied weapons depots in Syria to retaliate for the more than 50 rocket and drone attacks that militant groups have launched against U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria, which have caused dozens of minor injuries among U.S. personnel. Many of the militant groups are operating under the umbrella of the Islamic Resistance in Iraq.”

Armita Geravand: Iranian girl who collapsed on Tehran metro dies ☞ BBC News

“CCTV footage released by Iranian authorities shows Armita, with her hair uncovered, boarding a train with two other girls. Moments later, one of the girls backs out of the train and bends down.
She and several other passengers are then seen carrying an unconscious Armita by her arms and legs before laying her down on the platform.”

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III’s Statement on U.S. Military Strikes in Eastern Syria ☞ U.S. Department of Defense

“Today, at President Biden’s direction, U.S. military forces conducted self-defense strikes on two facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups. These precision self-defense strikes are a response to a series of ongoing and mostly unsuccessful attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria by Iranian-backed militia groups that began on October 17…”

Iranian teenager ‘brain dead’ weeks after subway incident, state media reports ☞ NBC News

“Armita Gerevand, 16, was hospitalized on the morning of Oct. 1. The prominent Iranian, Kurdish rights group Hengaw, which is based in Norway, said she suffered a ‘severe physical assault’ at the hands of government agents at a subway station in Iran’s capital, Tehran, for allegedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress code.
Iranian authorities have denied there was an altercation and have said she fainted after a drop in blood pressure and hit her head.”