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Drone Attacks on U.S. Forces in Iraq & Syria Increase Fears of Wider Middle East War

HeadlineOct 20, 2023

The Pentagon says it has thwarted a series of drone attacks aimed at bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria. A Pentagon spokesperson said Thursday the U.S. will respond to the attacks “at a time and manner of its choosing,” after several troops were injured. The Pentagon also said a U.S. Navy warship in the Red Sea intercepted missiles fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen toward Israel.

On Thursday, the governments of the United States, United Kingdom and Germany advised their citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, as fears grow that Israel’s assault on Gaza will lead to a wider war across the Middle East.

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