A drone strike late Sunday evening targeted a military base in eastern Syria, where American soldiers deployed, at least six allied Kurdish soldiers were killed, officials said.

The attack targeted a training center in al-Omar Bays. Eastern Province of Syria of Deir Ezzor, the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, the drone attack took place in an area where commando units of the forces were being trained.

He said that no US soldier was killed or injured in the attack.

The strike was the first major strike in Syria or Iraq since the US launched strikes against Iran-backed militias over the weekend. Militia fighters have been attacking US forces and civilian targets in the region since the war between Israel and Hamas began in October.

Houthi ‘affiliation’ vows to increase after further attacks by US and UK in Yemen

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This photo released by the Ministry of Defense on Sunday, February 4, 2024, shows an RAF Typhoon FGR4 aircraft returning to base, following strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. (AS1 Leah Jones/RAF via AP)

The SDF initially blamed “Syrian regime-backed mercenaries” for Sunday’s attack, but after investigating the attack, they blamed “Iranian-backed militias”.

gave Islamic Resistance, An umbrella group of all the Iranian-backed Iraqi militias in the country claimed responsibility for Sunday’s attack and released a video they claim shows them launching the drone used in the attack.

Map 165 Attacks on American forces

Since October 17, there have been more than 165 strikes against US targets in Iraq, Syria and Jordan. (Fox News)

Sunday’s attack followed weekend strikes by the US military on Houthi militant positions in Yemen.

US Central Command forces said on Sunday they launched a “self-defense” strike against a Houthi attack cruise missile at around 5:30 p.m. Sana’a time.

Later, at about 10:30 p.m., US forces fired four anti-ship cruise missiles into Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, which they determined were “an immediate threat.” US Navy Ships and merchant ships in the Red Sea.

Biden defended his order to attack Iraq, Syria using war powers resolutions and authorizations from 2001 and 2002.

Sunday’s strikes also came a day after the US and UK launched a wave of strikes against 36 Houthi targets, aimed at reducing their capabilities.

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The United States and Britain hit 36 ​​Houthi sites in Yemen in a second wave of strikes aimed at further disabling the Iran-backed group, which has repeatedly attacked American and international interests in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war. . (AS1 Jake Green/RAF via AP)

Houthi rebels vowed to “swiftly” respond to the attacks, with the group’s spokesman vowing to continue their attacks “no matter what the cost”.

“The US-UK coalition’s bombing of several provinces in Yemen will not change our position, and we confirm that our military operations against Israel will continue until the genocide in Gaza ends. “It doesn’t matter if the crimes are not stopped and the siege of its residents is not lifted,” Houthi spokesman Muhammad al-Bakhiti wrote on X.

A Houthi spokesman also described such attacks as “ineffective” and predicted that a wider war would end the US presence in the region.

He said that if a regional war breaks out, it is equivalent to the end of American supremacy in the region.

In January, the Islamic Resistance claimed responsibility for a drone attack on Tower 22 of a logistics support base in Jordan that killed three American soldiers and wounded 40 others.

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In addition to Saturday’s strikes, US Central Command says it launched an additional “self-defense” strike on Sunday against a Houthi anti-ship cruise missile. (AS1 Jake Green/RAF via AP)

The US Department of Defense has identified the three soldiers killed as Sgt. William Jerome Rivers of Carrollton, Georgia;  Spc Waycross, Kennedy Laden Sanders of Georgia; and Spc. Breonna Alexandria Moffett of Savannah, Georgia.

He was assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade. Fort Moore, Georgia.

“I am saddened and deeply saddened by the death of three of our American servicemen and the wounding of other American servicemen in last night’s attack against US and coalition forces operating at a site in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border. for the lasting defeat of ISIS,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said after the attack. “These brave Americans and their families are in my and Puri’s prayers. Department of Defense We mourn their loss.”

The umbrella group has carried out dozens of attacks, primarily using drones, against US military bases in Iraq and Syria. He has repeatedly demanded the withdrawal of US forces from the region.\

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