Four New Strikes On US Positions In Iraq, Syria
US Defense Officials said on November 13th that over the last 24 hours, there had been four additional attacks on US forces based in Iraq and Syria
PENTAGON - US Defense Officials said on November 13th that over the last 24 hours, there had been four additional attacks on US forces based in Iraq and Syria, bringing the total number of attacks within the last month to 52.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said during a press conference on Monday in Seoul, South Korea, "These attacks must stop, and if they don't stop, then we won't hesitate to do what's necessary, again, to protect the troops".
The United States currently has around 2,500 American troops stationed in Iraq and around 900 stationed in Syria as part of an effort to keep the Islamic State terrorist organization from resurging in the region.
Islamic Resistance In Iraq Claims Responsibility For Targeting US Forces At Al-Omar Base In Iraq
IRAQ - Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed responsibility for targeting US forces at the Al-Omar oil base in eastern Iraq.