Today: Sunday, 3 March 2024 year

Jordan said the attack on the US base took place inside Syria.

Jordan said the attack on the US base took place inside Syria.

The American base at Tanf in Syria was attacked, Muhannad Mubaideen, Minister of Government Communications and spokesman for the Jordanian Cabinet, told Al-Mamlaka TV.

“The attack against the American military took place outside Jordanian territory. <…> The attack took place at the al-Tanf base in Syria,” he said.

Earlier on Sunday, US Central Command said that a drone attack on a military base in northeast Jordan killed three American soldiers and injured 25 others.

In turn, US President Joe Biden blamed Iran-backed groups in Syria and Iraq for the incident. He confirmed that three American service members were killed in the attack, and also said that Washington “will continue to fulfill its obligations to combat terrorism.” According to the head of state, all those responsible will be brought to justice.

Since the beginning of the escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, US bases in Iraq, as well as its troops in Syria, have been regularly attacked.

Shiite armed groups operating in Iraq claim responsibility for the attacks. Against this background, the authorities and other political forces are increasingly demanding the withdrawal of foreign troops from the territory of the state.