Iraq
24 October 2023

Media reports indicated that two rockets had targeted Ain al-Assad Base. The same day, a Pentagon spokesperson noted that over the previous week, “U.S. and coalition forces have been attacked at least ten separate times in Iraq and three separate times in Syria via a mix of one way attack drones and rockets”, attributing the attacks to “Iranian proxy groups”. In total, more than twenty U.S. personnel were injured, an unnamed U.S. official confirmed. The following day, President Biden asserted: “My warning to the Ayatollah was that if they continue to move against those troops, we will respond, and he should be prepared”.

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