Bases in Iraq and Syria housing US personnel have been attacked at the very least 10 occasions since Thursday, bringing the full variety of tried assaults on US targets within the area since October 17 to 38, in keeping with three US protection officers.
The officers stated that a lot of the assaults got here by way of drones and missiles in a single route, and none of them resulted in any new casualties amongst American forces or injury to infrastructure.
Many of the new assaults occurred on Sunday and Monday, in keeping with US officers.
At the least 19 of the 38 assaults occurred in opposition to US targets after the US launched retaliatory strikes on two Iran-linked targets in Syria on October 26.
Earlier than responding, US and coalition forces got here underneath repeated assaults in Iraq and Syria, in keeping with protection officers.
The USA defines the assaults as makes an attempt to strike American services. Not all makes an attempt really attain American targets.
Dean. Gen. Pat Ryder, Protection Division press secretary, stated on October 24 that the teams finishing up the assaults are supported by Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
He added: “We at all times reserve the appropriate to defend ourselves, and we’ll by no means hesitate to take motion when wanted to guard our forces and pursuits overseas.”
Assaults in opposition to American targets earlier than Thursday injured at the very least 45 Individuals, US Protection Division officers stated on Monday. The quantity is double what was beforehand reported.
Protection officers say the US navy is monitoring almost two dozen service members who might have suffered traumatic mind harm (TBI) through the assaults. The remainder of the injured suffered minor accidents.