Washington 0
20 October 2021

U.S. Central Command confirmed “a deliberate and coordinated attack” at al-Tanf, which “utilised both unmanned aerial systems and indirect fire”. A CENTCOM spokesperson stated that “we are not aware of any injuries to U.S. personnel at this time”, going on to assert that “we maintain the inherent right of self-defence and will respond at a time and place of our choosing”. Unnamed U.S. officials were subsequently cited in media reports as having concluded that “Iran resourced and encouraged the attack, but that the drones were not launched from Iran”.

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