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Pentagon reveals: Iran-backed strikes injure 24 US troops.

Dozens of US Troops Injured in Iran-Backed Strikes, Pentagon Reveals

Recent drone attacks on American troops stationed in the‌ Middle East have caused at least two dozen injuries, according to U.S. Central Command ⁤(CENTCOM) confirmed to NBC News.

The Pentagon‍ revealed that since Oct. 18, Iranian proxy militias have‌ launched one-way attack drones and rockets at sites hosting American troops in Iraq⁢ and Syria a total of‌ 13 times.

This number ​of attacks was slightly higher than previously⁣ known, and until now the ‍Pentagon had kept quiet about the injuries sustained by U.S. troops as a result ⁣of the drone and rocket strikes, as reported by NBC News.

Militia groups⁢ with deep ties to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Iran’s paramilitary organization that answers to the Ayatollah, have intensified their attempts to harm U.S. service members in recent days.

Pentagon leaders fear that these‌ groups intend to spark wider conflict​ in the Middle East and have identified a significant risk⁤ to U.S. troops in the region for the near future.

In the first attack on Oct. 18, U.S. troops stationed at al-Tanf base in southern Syria intercepted two of three drones coming their way, as stated by CENTCOM in a⁣ press release​ at​ the time.

Troops sustained ⁢”minor injuries” after destroying one drone and damaging the other, but the command had not disclosed the ⁤number of casualties.

Operations to shoot the drones down caused minor injuries to 20 U.S. military personnel at ‌al-Tanf, CENTCOM told NBC News on Tuesday. All wounded troops have since returned to⁢ duty⁣ and ⁣the base did not ‍incur any damage, ⁢CENTCOM said.

Four additional U.S. service members suffered minor injuries at two separate, ‌additional attacks occurring the same day at al-Asad base in western Iraq, NBC News reported, citing CENTCOM. All of the ⁣drones⁢ were shot down, but falling debris destroyed a hangar containing ‍a small‌ aircraft.

“In this moment​ of‌ heightened⁣ alert, we are vigilantly monitoring the situation in Iraq and the region. We want to emphasize⁢ U.S. ​forces will defend U.S. and Coalition forces against any threat,” CENTCOM said at the time.

As attacks on installations throughout the region where ‍American troops are present‍ mount, the Pentagon has taken additional steps to bolster defenses in the CENTCOM region to protect U.S. troops.

“Should there be a response, if there is to‍ be one, the Department will do so at the time and place of our choosing,” Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said at a briefing Monday.

A squadron of fighter aircraft arrived in the area on Tuesday, and a group of warships is on its⁤ way. Secretary ⁢of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered ​troops to stand at the ⁤ready to deploy to the region if needed and activated additional Patriots and a Terminal High-Altitude Area⁢ Defense (THAAD)⁣ battery‌ to augment air defenses in the area.

CENTCOM‍ did not immediately⁣ respond to the Daily ⁢Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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What ​steps should the U.S. government take to ensure the protection of American troops and assets in light of the ongoing tensions with Iran?

Er aggression and ⁣protect‍ the interests of​ American troops and allies​. We stand ‌ready to respond​ to⁤ any ⁤further attacks on our personnel ‍and assets in the region.

The recent attacks‌ on⁢ American troops by‍ Iranian-backed militias highlight the ongoing tensions between the United States​ and Iran. While ​there have been ​no reported fatalities, the injuries sustained by U.S. service ⁢members serve as a stark reminder of the dangers they face ⁢in the volatile region.

The fact⁢ that Iranian⁣ proxy militias ⁢have launched multiple attacks on American troops in such a short span of time is deeply concerning.⁢ It indicates a deliberate and coordinated effort by these groups​ to⁢ target U.S. forces and ignite a wider conflict in the Middle East.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps‌ (IRGC), Iran’s paramilitary organization,⁢ plays a significant role in supporting these militias. With their deep ties to the‌ IRGC, these militias receive training, weapons, and other forms of support that enable them to carry out these attacks on U.S. troops. It is clear that Iran is actively backing and encouraging these actions.

The Pentagon’s decision to reveal the extent of the ⁣injuries sustained by U.S. ​troops is an important step in acknowledging the seriousness of the situation. By keeping the public informed, it allows‌ us to understand⁢ the risks faced by our servicemen and women and the‍ need to address this‌ escalating threat.

The response from⁣ the U.S. government⁢ must be one that ensures the safety and security of American troops while maintaining stability in the⁣ region. Diplomatic efforts must be intensified to prevent further ​escalation, and measures should be taken to deter these militia groups from carrying ⁣out future attacks.

As tensions continue to rise, it is crucial for the international community ⁤to come⁢ together and condemn these acts of aggression. Iran must be held accountable for ​its support ⁣of these militias and its role in⁤ destabilizing the region.

In conclusion, the recent drone and rocket attacks on American troops stationed in the⁤ Middle East ‍by‌ Iranian proxy militias have⁤ caused at least two dozen injuries. The‍ Pentagon’s decision to reveal this information ​underscores the seriousness⁣ of ‌the situation and the need for a robust response. The safety and security ​of⁢ U.S.⁢ troops must be paramount, and diplomatic efforts should be intensified to prevent further escalation.⁤ The international community must unite in condemning these acts⁣ of aggression and holding Iran accountable for its support of these militias.



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