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Iran-Backed Attacks on U.S. Troops Hit Nearly 140

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The Pentagon revealed nearly 140 recent Iran-backed attacks on American troops in Iraq and Syria, with 57 attacks in Iraq and 83 in Syria.

These attacks began in mid-October, following an Iran-backed terrorist group’s assault on southern Israel.

Despite U.S. retaliation, the attacks have continued, averaging about 30 per month.

The Pentagon argues these attacks are unrelated to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

While the U.S. has deployed military assets to prevent the conflict from spreading, Iran-proxy forces have targeted U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria, and Houthi forces have attacked U.S. vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

“To date, there have been approximately 140 attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria. They have 57 attacks — attacks in Iraq and 83 attacks in Syria,” Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh said.

The U.S. has responded by striking Houthi targets in Yemen.

At least 66 U.S. troops have been injured, and two Navy SEALs went missing during a mission.

“I think our message has been very clear from the beginning. We know Iran funds, supports, equips, trains these groups, the very groups that you just listed out in places throughout — whether it be Iraq and Syria, in Lebanon, in Yemen, we know Iran’s hand is behind all of these groups.”

“And so our message has been very clear. We don’t seek a regional conflict. We don’t want to see a regional conflict, and we certainly don’t want what’s happening in Gaza to spill out into a larger regional or wider-scale war,” she said.

The Pentagon has told Iran “repeatedly to stop and that’s what you’re going to see us continuing to do.”

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