Pentagon: Retaliatory Strikes Launched by U.S. After Drone Attack on Iraq Military Base Injures 3 U.S. Service Members

A terrorist group affiliated with Iran carried out a drone attack on a military base in Iraq, injuring three U.S. service members. In response, President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes on three locations utilized by the group. The strikes, conducted at 8:45 p.m. Eastern Time, likely killed a number of militants, according to U.S. Central Command.

The Iraqi Prime Minister condemned both the militia attack and the U.S. strikes as a violation of Iraqi sovereignty. This incident is part of a series of attacks by Iranian-backed militias targeting U.S. forces in the region, including a ballistic missile attack on Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq. Additionally, Iranian-linked Houthi rebels in Yemen have been conducting numerous attacks on commercial vessels in the Red Sea, prompting BP to temporarily suspend gas and oil shipments in the region.

These recent events are part of a larger geopolitical context, including the Israel-Hamas conflict, allegations of Iran’s involvement in Red Sea attacks, and denials from Iranian officials. These developments underscore the complex and contentious relationships between various actors in the region.

— This article was written by Faris Tanyos, a news editor for, with contributions from David Martin, Eleanor Watson, S. Dev, Arden Farhi, Olivia Gazis, and Brian Dakss.

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