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Three People killed, ‘many’ wounded in drone assault by Iran-backed militia in Jordan

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US President Joe Biden mentioned america “will maintain all these accountable to account at a time and in a way our selecting.”

Three American service members have been killed and “many” have been wounded in a drone strike in Jordan, US President Joe Biden mentioned in a press release Sunday. He attributed the assault to Iran-backed militia teams.

They have been the primary US fatalities in months of strikes in opposition to American forces throughout the Center East by Iranian-backed militias amid the Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza, rising the danger of escalation. 

US officers have been nonetheless working to conclusively establish the exact group liable for the assault, however have assessed that one in every of a number of Iranian-backed teams are accountable.

Biden mentioned america “will maintain all these accountable to account at a time and in a way our selecting.”

There was no speedy response from Jordan, a kingdom bordering Iraq, Israel, the Palestinian territory of the West Financial institution, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

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US troops lengthy have used Jordan as a basing level, and the assault befell in northeast Jordan close to the Syrian border. US Central Command mentioned 25 service members have been injured within the assault along with the three killed.

Some 3,000 American troops usually are stationed in Jordan.

Jordanian state tv quoted Muhannad Mubaidin, a authorities spokesman, as insisting the assault occurred exterior of the dominion throughout the border in Syria. The conflicting info couldn’t be instantly reconciled.

Since Israel’s conflict on Hamas within the Gaza Strip started, US troops in Iraq and Syria have confronted drone and missile assaults on their bases. The assault on Jordan marks the primary concentrating on American troops in Jordan throughout the conflict.

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