In a concerning development, U.S. forces stationed in the Middle East have come under attack at least 13 times in the past week, according to the Pentagon's top spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder.
Between October 17 and October 24, American troops were targeted on 10 occasions in Iraq and three times in Syria. These attacks involved a combination of one-way attack drones and rockets. There is no direct evidence linking Iran to these attacks.
The exact number of U.S. troops injured during these attacks has not been disclosed. However, it was previously revealed that an American contractor tragically passed away due to a heart attack during a false alarm at al Asad air base in Iraq. These attacks mark the first attempts on U.S. troops in Iraq in over a year and have raised concerns within the Biden administration.