24 American Soldiers Injured In Iraq, Syria U.S. Base Drone Attacks

Reaper Aircraft Flies Without Pilot From Creech AFB
CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, NV - AUGUST 08: An MQ-9 Reaper flies by August 8, 2007 at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada. The Reaper is the Air Force's first "hunter-killer" unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), designed to engage time-sensitive targets on the battlefield as well as provide intelligence and surveillance. The jet-fighter sized Reapers are 36 feet long with 66-foot wingspans and can fly for up to 14 hours fully loaded with laser-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. They can fly twice as fast and high as the smaller MQ-1 Predators, reaching speeds of 300 mph at an altitude of up to 50,000 feet. The aircraft are flown by a pilot and a sensor operator from ground control stations. The Reapers are expected to be used in combat operations by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq within the next year. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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OAN’s Abril Elfi 
11:09 AM – Thursday, October 26, 2023

Two dozen Americans have been injured amid drone attacks at United States military bases in Iraq and Syria.


U.S. military officials have announced that the largest attack on a U.S. facility occurred on October 18th, when 20 troops received “minor injuries” after numerous one-way drones hit Al-Tanf Garrison in southeastern Syria.

Officials stated that all personnel that were injured have now returned to duty. 

On the same day, numerous drones targeted the U.S. and its allies in two separate strikes on Ain al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq, injuring four people.

The same day, a U.S. citizen working as a contractor died after going into cardiac arrest during a shelter-in-place order at the installation.

Brigadier General Patrick Ryder, who is the Pentagon press secretary, spoke on the matter.

“What we are seeing is the prospect for more significant escalation against U.S. forces and personnel across the region in the very near term coming from Iranian proxy forces, and ultimately from Iran,” Ryder said. 

According to officials, on October 19th, U.S. and coalition forces suffered rocket attacks in three distinct places, but the assaults did not result in injuries or structural damage.

The Washington Post stated that the three targeted sites that day were Mission Support Site Euphrates in Syria, Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq, and the Baghdad Diplomatic Support Center in Iraq.

Additionally, additional strikes were launched over the next three days, with one-way drones targeting unoccupied regions in Bashur, Iraq, and bombing Ain al-Asad and Al-Tanf once more.

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