Three US troops killed, 25 injuried in drone strike in Jordan

US Army Special Forces Soldier uses a Command Launch Unit (CLU) for an FGM-148 Javelin to spot ISIS targets in Deir Ezzor province, Syria. [Photo: Wikimedia Commons]

Three US troops were killed and 25 injured in a drone attack on a US base in Jordan, the US announced, as reported by the international media.

The deaths in the base, near the Syrian border, were the first of US service personnel in the region since the genocide in Gaza began on October 7. However, there were variant reports of where the attack exactly took place – in Jordan or Syria, IANS reported.

The report quoting US President Joe Biden said that while facts are still being gathered, the attack was carried out by Iran-backed military groups operating in Syria and Iraq.

“Today, America’s heart is heavy”, he said, adding the soldiers’ “ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten by our nation”.

“And have no doubt – we will hold all those responsible to account at a time and in a manner our choosing.”

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