This is the first deadly aggression against US military personnel in the Middle East since the start of the conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas.
Joe Biden spoke about the drone attack on a US base in Jordan, where three soldiers from the Armed Forces. Americans were killed and at least 25 were wounded.
The White House tenant, in a statement, accused the “radical militant groups backed by Iran operating in Syria and Iraq» to carry out the attack, adding that the authorities are still gathering the facts about the attack.
“The three American soldiers we lost were patriots in the highest sense of the word. And our country will not forget his ultimate sacrifice. (…) We will continue his commitment to fight terrorism. And don’t doubt that we will answer all those responsible at once and in the way we choosesaid the president.
Afterwards, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that Washington “will not tolerate attacks against US forces” and “will respond at a time and place of its choosing.” “The president (Biden) and I will not tolerate attacks against American forces, and we will take all necessary steps to protect the United States, our troops and our interests,” he concluded.
The attack on Tower 22, a small outpost in northwestern Jordan, near the Syrian border, was confirmed this Sunday by the US Central Command. It was the first deadly aggression against US soldiers in the Middle East. since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza. Strip between Israel and Hamas.
The soldiers who were attacked were part of an advise and aid mission from Washington to Amman. Since the start of the war in the Palestinian enclave in October, the military positions of the US and its allies in the Middle East region. They were attacked at least 158 times. Previous attacks, carried out using drones and missiles, have rarely caused serious damage or damage to military infrastructure.
In that context, several reports emerged this week, citing military sources, about the White House’s alleged intention to withdraw US troops from Iraq and Syria.