Three US soldiers have been killed and 25 more have been injured in a suicide drone attack launched by alleged pro-Iran militias that occurred last night in Jordan, near the border with Syria, according to the US Armed Forces.
“Three US service members have been killed and 25 wounded in a one-way unmanned aerial system attack that hit a base in northeastern Jordan, near the border with Syria,” the US military’s Central Command said. CENTCOM) in a statement.
The identities of the victims have not been made public “out of respect for the families” and in accordance with Department of Defense policy, the statement said. They will wait up to 24 hours after notifying their relatives.
The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has already expressed his condolences for the attack, which he blamed on “pro-Iran militias” operating in Syria and Iraq, according to a statement from the White House.
Military sources cited by the American television network CNN have indicated that the attack occurred at the base called Tower 22.
This is the first attack in which US soldiers have been killed in the Middle East since the start of the current escalation of the conflict in the Gaza Strip. However, attacks on US bases in Syria and Iraq are relatively frequent and 158 incidents have been reported since October 17, none of them serious.