Payam Javan: The White House and military officials confirmed the first U.S. troops’ deaths in the Middle East since the start of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Three service members were killed in a drone attack on a U.S. base in Jordan, with at least two dozen others injured.
The Biden administration blamed Iran-backed groups for the attack, vowing to take action against those responsible. President Biden referred to the victims as “patriots” and accused radical groups backed by Iran in Iraq and Syria for the unjust attack.
The incident marks the first targeting of American troops in Jordan during the Israel-Hamas war, increasing concerns of escalation. The precise group responsible is yet to be conclusively identified. Jordanian authorities disputed the attack location, stating it occurred in Syria. The conflicting information remains unverified.
The region has seen increased drone and missile attacks on U.S. bases, with tensions escalating amid the ongoing conflict.