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Pentagon IDs Soldiers Killed in Jordan as Reports Indicate Mix-Up Led to Access for Enemy Drone

HeadlineJan 30, 2024

The Pentagon on Monday identified the three U.S. soldiers killed in a drone attack at a base in Jordan over the weekend. Sergeant William Rivers, Specialist Kennedy Ladon Sanders and Specialist Breonna Moffett were all reservists from Georgia. All three of them were African American.

Meanwhile, early reports say the drone was able to bypass U.S. air defenses because troops had mistaken it for a U.S. drone returning to the base. A group called the Islamic Resistance in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the attack. Iran denies any involvement. President Biden has vowed to retaliate. While the White House has said it is not seeking war with Iran, Republican lawmakers are urging the president to bomb Iran directly.

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