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Pentagon officials say attacks on US troops have ‘Iranian fingerprints all over’

Senior Pentagon officials said Monday they expect to see a “significant escalation” of attacks against U.S. troops in the Middle East, adding the attacks have “Iranian fingerprints all over” them.

A senior U.S. Defense Official and a senior U.S. Military Official held a background briefing on Monday afternoon, and both officials suggested attacks will likely increase on U.S. troops over the coming days.

The defense official reiterated that Iran is funding, equipping, guiding and directing partners and proxies across the Middle East, including Lebanese Hezbollah militia groups in Iran, Syria and Yemen.

 

“We see a prospect for much more significant escalation against U.S. forces and personnel in the near term,” the defense official said. “And let’s be clear about it: the road leads back to Iran.”

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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