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Pentagon Says 130 Attacks Targeted U.S. Forces In Iraq, Syria

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Pentagon Says 130 Attacks Targeted U.S. Forces In Iraq, Syria

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United States forces in Iraq and Syria have come under attack from Iran-backed forces 130 times since October 17, a Pentagon spokesman said on January 12.

According to the spokesman, 53 of the attacks took place in Iraq and the other 77 were in Syria. The attacks wounded 69 U.S. troops, but there were no casualties after December 25.

“When it comes to U.S. forces in the region, again, we’re there for one reason and one reason only, which is the enduring defeat of ISIS,” Air Force Major General Pat Ryder told reporters during a briefing. “And so we will continue to call on these Iranian proxies to cease these attacks, but we won’t hesitate, as we’ve demonstrated in the past, to take appropriate action to protect our forces should we need to do that.”

Most of the attacks were claimed by the Islamic Resistance in Iraq (IRI), an umbrella group of Iranian-backed armed factions. The group began launching the attacks in response to the Israeli war on the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which is backed by Washington.

The last attack reported by the IRI on January 12 targeted the Conoco gas plant base in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor.

The U.S. responded more than once. Mushtaq Talib “Abu Taqwa” al-Saidi, a senior commander of Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, was killed in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, in a retaliatory drone strike earlier this month. U.S. defense officials said that the commander was responsible for some of the recent attacks in Iraq and Syria.

Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba is a part of the Popular Mobilization Forces, which is recognized by the Iraqi government, and it is said to be a key faction of the IRI.

The IRI remains largely undeterred. Attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria will likely continue as long as the Israeli war on Gaza is ongoing.

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Good, Keep Them Coming!

good, dont stop the attacks. americans should never sleep well as long as they are squatting like gypsos. they deserve the coming imperial collapse

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Paul Citro

everyone around the world should join in. the us can’t handle it all at once.

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Blame Game

general pat ryder makes up much of the bullshit for the dod that always blames the victims who resist american occupation for any violence.

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Sitting Bull

130 attacks, 130 times they were saying, “us troops get the fuck out.”

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Last edited 6 months ago by Sitting Bull
Peter Jennings

130 missiles clearly isn’t enough, because you are still there.

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Ihavebeenhere

buddy, 130 attacks – pmus use cheap rockets and drones mainly (many of those rockets miss as well or hit nothing in the base).

Peter Jennings

for now. better things are coming.

witness mathias

yeah, but they are cheap. the us air defense is not cheap, especially if you factor in shipping costs to keep the armory full.

Ihavebeenhere

most of the us bases don’t have any real aa systems – the best is a warning system.

i believe the pmus have only use two heavy drones so far (iranian ones). if you had watched it, you see in both cases the drone hit the base and you just hear a warning in those bases.

Ihavebeenhere

to back my claims:

1. “u.s. military outposts in iraq and syria are plagued by thefts of weapons and equipment, according to exclusive documents obtained by the intercept that show militias and criminal gangs are systematically targeting u.s. forces.”

2. “but the criminal investigation documents obtained by the intercept demonstrate that the u.s. cannot even secure its equipment, much less protect its troops.”

edit: the report is from the intercept dec 2023 (it is not a old report).

Last edited 6 months ago by Ihavebeenhere
q_prime

what those criminal us organization expect? they are the very invaders.

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