Al-Tanf, Syria
30 October 2023

A U.S. defence official confirmed that “from 17 October to 30 October, U.S. and coalition forces have been attacked at least fourteen separate times in Iraq and nine separate times in Syria, through a mix of one-way attack drones and rockets, for a total of 23 attacks to date. Many of these attacks were successfully disrupted by our military”. He further noted that “we are concerned about all elements of Iran's threat network increasing their attacks in a way that risks miscalculation or tipping the region into war… Everybody loses in a regional war, which is why we're working through partners, with allies, working the phone lines, increasing posture, to make clear our desire to prevent regional conflict”.

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