US Troops Attacked Multiple Times in the Middle East in Past Week, Links to Iran Blamed for Attacks: DOD Spokesman
By Fox News // October 24, 2023
(FOX NEWS) – U.S. officials announced on Tuesday that American troops in the Middle East have been attacked 14 times in the last week.
The attacks were carried out with rockets and one-way drones. U.S. Department of Defense spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder explained that, between October 17 and 24, American troops in Iraq were attacked 10 times.
During the same time frame, U.S. troops in Syria were attacked three times.
At a Monday briefing, a senior defense official said that they expected to see a “significant escalation” of attacks against American troops due to the war.
“I think it’s fair to say when you see this uptick in activity in attacks by many of these groups, there’s Iranian fingerprints all over it,” the defense official explained.
Two U.S. defense officials confirmed later on Tuesday that Iran proxy forces fired a rocket at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad air base, which houses American troops.
No injuries or damages or reported from the rocket, which was intercepted.
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