Three American military personnel were killed and around 24 others were wounded in a drone attack in Jordan on Saturday evening. The incident occurred near the border with Syria, where they were deployed. This information was confirmed by both the Pentagon and President Biden on Sunday.
President Joe Biden and the Pentagon have verified that three American service members lost their lives in a drone strike near the Syria border on Saturday night.
The strike was executed by “radical Iran-backed militant groups” active in Iraq and Syria, as stated by President Biden. This marks the first instance of U.S. personnel being targeted by adversaries in the Middle East since the commencement of the Israel-Gaza conflict.
“Jill and I join the families and friends of our fallen—and Americans across the country—in grieving the loss of these warriors in this despicable and wholly unjust attack,” Biden said in a statement.
The names of the deceased are being kept confidential until their loved ones have been informed.