US jets strike Iran-backed sites in Syria in response to attacks on American troops in the region
Stars and Stripes October 27, 2023
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military launched airstrikes on two locations in eastern Syria linked to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and affiliated groups believed to be responsible for more than a dozen rocket and drone attacks on U.S. bases in the region, the Pentagon announced Thursday night.
U.S. military bases throughout the Middle East continue to see drone and missile attacks from militant groups. Since Oct. 17, there have been 16 missile or drone attacks on American bases — 12 in Iraq and 4 in Syria, where U.S. and coalition forces are fighting terrorist groups such as the Islamic State, Ryder said. The number of attacks was 13 on Tuesday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.