The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of hardline militant groups backed by Iran, claimed the attacks on three bases, including one on the Jordan-Syria border.
Three US service members were killed and several were wounded during the attack a drone airstrike against US forces in northeast Jordan, near the Syrian border, as confirmed by the president of the United States, Joe Biden. Jordan, for its part, assured that the attack was not on its soil, but in Syria, on the American base in Al-Tanf, located on the border between Jordan and Iraq.
US official sources say there are at least 34 were injured and that they are checked for possible brain damage. Many had to be evacuated. Traumatic brain injuries are common after a large explosion.
“Although we are still gathering the facts of this attack, we know that it was carried out by radical militant group backed by Iran which operates on Syria and Iraq” Biden said in a statement.
This is about first death of US troops in the region FROM war begins in Gaza. Biden said the attack happened Saturday night.
According to CNN, a US government official, the drone was apparent sent from Syria and it’s just a journey. The Islamic Resistance in Iraqan umbrella group for Iranian-backed militant groups, has claimed responsibility for the attacks on the three basesincluding one on the border between Jordan and Syria, although he did not mention which one it was.
There have been many US soldiers injured since 9/7 (a senior military official told reporters last week that approximately 70 have been injured), but the Pentagon said they were minor, except of a US soldier who was seriously wounded in an attack in Iraq on Christmas Day.
The United States and allied forces in Iraq and Syria have been the target of more than 150 attacks since mid-October, according to the Pentagon. This is a direct effect of the war in Gaza between Israel, an ally of Washington, and Hamas, which is backed by Iran.
This attack is a big climb already tense situation in the Middle Eastwhere war broke out in Gaza after the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, killing 1,200 people.
Israel’s response against Gaza has killed more than 26,000 Palestinians, according to the local Health Ministry. While the United States is currently maintaining an official line that Washington is not at war in the region, it has conducted strikes against targets in Yemen’s Houthi groups that have attacked commercial ships in the Red Sea. .
“We will continue our commitment to fight terrorism. And we have no doubt: we will hold everyone responsible when and in the way we choose,” said Biden in his statement, which was released by the White House.
Loss Biden’s Republican opponents They used the attack as proof of FAILURE of the Democratic president during the confront Iran, while its representatives attacked US forces throughout the region. “The only response to these attacks must be a devastating military retaliation against Iran’s terrorist forces… Anything less.” “This confirms that Joe Biden is a coward,” Republican Senator Tom Cotton said in a statement.