American Troops Attacked In The Middle East

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( – Iran-backed groups have attacked four bases in the Middle East where U.S. troops are stationed in the last few days.

According to an NBC report, on Monday the Islamic Resistance, a group backed by Iran, stated that they had attacked the Ain al-Asad air base in Iraq, where both U.S. and coalition forces are stationed. The report noted that the rockets launched had not caused any damage to the base’s infrastructure nor had they resulted in any casualties.

A senior military official revealed that there were attacks on three more bases across the region. The attack on Ain al-Asad had occurred on Tuesday during the early hours and had not caused any damage. The series of attacks have also targeted bases in Syria and Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. The attacks have taken place at a time when the tension in the region has increased because of the Israel-Hamas war.

The U.S. Defense Department has noted on its website that between October 17th and 30th, there were a total of 23 instances of drones and rockets attacking the U.S. and coalition troops stationed in Syria and Iraq. This increase against U.S. forces in the region has come following the conflict that broke out on October 7th after Hamas attacked Israel. While Washington has expressed support for Israel’s retaliation against Gaza in an effort to target Hamas, the Iraqi armed groups backed by Iran have been threatening U.S. interests in the region.

The attack on Tuesday was endorsed by the Iraq-based group Islamic Resistance. According to reports the group had fired four Katyusha rockets against the air base on Monday.

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