US Forces in Iraq, Syria Attacked amid Rising Regional Anger over Gaza War

US Forces in Iraq, Syria Attacked amid Rising Regional Anger over Gaza War

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US occupation forces in Iraq and Syria encountered separate attacks within the last 24 hours, marking the first such incidents after a near three-month hiatus amidst mounting regional outrage over Washington’s backing of Israeli genocidal war in the Gaza Strip.

Reported by Reuters on Monday, unnamed Iraqi security sources and US officials disclosed that missile and drone assaults targeted American military bases.

An American official revealed that at least one armed drone targeted the Ain al-Asad air base, home to US troops in Iraq's western Anbar province.

Additionally, US and Iraqi authorities confirmed five rockets launched from northern Iraq toward American forces at a base in Rimelan, situated in remote northeastern Syria.

Thus far, there have been no reports of casualties or the extent of damage from these attacks. No groups or individuals have claimed responsibility for the strikes as of yet.

Amid escalating anti-US sentiments in the region, Iraqi resistance forces have conducted numerous strikes on US-operated military installations in both Iraq and Syria, reacting to Washington's support for Israel's genocidal campaign in Gaza.

Israel initiated a brutal war on the besieged Gaza Strip on October 7, following a historic operation by Palestinian resistance groups against the occupying entity, in retaliation for escalated atrocities against Palestinians.

The Tel Aviv regime's actions have resulted in the deaths of at least 34,097 Palestinians, predominantly women and children, with 76,980 others sustaining injuries.

In recent months, the administration of US President Joe Biden has furnished Israel with weapons and intelligence support, repeatedly vetoing UN resolutions calling for an end to the Israeli regime's aggression in Gaza.

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