Coordinated Strikes by Iran-Aligned Groups Heighten Tensions
Written By Shafeek Ahmad, Published On 23-November-2023.
Baghdad, Iraq — In a series of targeted assaults, U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria came under attack on Thursday, facing rocket and armed drone strikes. Despite the intensity of the incidents, no casualties or damage to infrastructure were reported, according to a U.S. military official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Attacks in Syria
The assaults in Syria occurred at two sites in the northeastern region, where U.S. and international forces were targeted. Multiple rockets and a one-way attack drone were deployed in the attacks, marking a concerning escalation in the region.
Incidents in Iraq
In Iraq, the Ain Al-Asad air base, located west of Baghdad, faced multiple one-way drone attacks. Additionally, a drone was launched at a base near Irbil airport in northern Iraq, where U.S. forces are stationed. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, believed to be a collective term for various Iran-aligned, Iraqi-armed groups, claimed responsibility for these attacks earlier in the day.
Background and Escalation
The recent attacks follow the U.S. strike on the Iran-aligned Kataib Hezbollah (KH) armed group south of Baghdad. KH reported eight casualties in the attack, leading to condemnation from the Iraqi government, which deemed it escalatory and a violation of sovereignty.
U.S. officials justified the strike, pointing to an escalation in attacks by Iran-aligned groups. These attacks have targeted U.S. and international forces numerous times since October 17, coinciding with the initiation of the Israel-Hamas war.
As of Thursday, the region has witnessed a total of 36 attacks in Iraq and 37 in Syria, according to the U.S. military official.
Editor’s Note: The situation remains fluid, with tensions escalating in the region. The international community closely monitors developments as diplomatic efforts are underway to address the complex dynamics in Iraq and Syria.
- Coordinated attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria.
- No casualties or infrastructure damage reported.
- Islamic Resistance in Iraq claims responsibility.
- Escalation follows U.S. strike on Kataib Hezbollah.
- Ongoing tensions with 36 attacks in Iraq and 37 in Syria.
Source: VOA News
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