Pentagon Says Tracking Total of 27 Attacks in Iraq, Syria Over Past Two Weeks
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US military bases in the Middle East have been attacked at least 27 times over the past two weeks, including 16 times in Iraq and 11 in Syria, Pentagon spokesperson Pat Ryder said on Tuesday.
“Right now, we are tracking a total of 27 attacks: 16 in Iraq and 11 in Syria,” Ryder said during a press briefing.
Since October 26, when the United States conducted a series of “self-defense” strikes in Syria, its bases in the region were attacked six more times, three times in Iraq and three in Syria.
On October 26, the Pentagon said that US military forces conducted self-defense strikes on two facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and affiliated groups in response to their alleged attack against US personnel in Iraq and Syria by Iranian-backed militia groups that began on October 17.