A Pentagon spokesperson confirmed that “between 7 October and 7 November… U.S. forces have been attacked at least 40 times to date, with 22 separate times in Iraq and eighteen separate times in Syria. And that’s a mix of one-way attack drones and rockets”. “[The attacks] have not been successful… Our troops have not been seriously injured and our infrastructure at the bases, or where they’re targeting has not been seriously damaged”, she assessed, while highlighting: “We decide to respond at a time and place of our choosing. We don’t have to necessarily be tit-for-tat every single time. We are incredibly strategic about when we decide to take kinetic action”.
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