Drones shot down in attack on US troops in Syria: Iraq condemns attacks on US forces

SpaceWar.com reports: “Two drones were shot down Monday during an attempted attack on a base housing US forces in Syria, the Pentagon said, after a militant group claimed to have targeted American troops.

Armed factions close to Iran have threatened to attack US interests over Washington’s support for Israel since Hamas militants killed more than 1,400 people in a shock cross-border attack from Gaza on October 7.

Israel’s retaliatory bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 5,000 people, according to the Gaza health ministry.

‘There was an attempted drone attack at Al-Tanf in Syria. Two one-way attack drones taken down; no injuries to US forces,’ Pentagon spokesman Brigadier General Pat Ryder told journalists.

The drones were downed using ‘defensive systems,’ he said, without providing further details.

An American defense official had previously said on condition of anonymity that an attack in Syria had targeted forces from the United States and the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group…”

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