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HomemilitaryTimeline: US forces in Iraq and Syria were attacked at least 28...

Timeline: US forces in Iraq and Syria were attacked at least 28 times between since Oct. 17

The Pentagon on Thursday confirmed the 28th attack on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria since October 17. 

A U.S. Department of Defense official confirmed to Fox News that one drone struck the al-Tanf U.S. military base in Homs Governorate, Syria, but said there was no damage to U.S. facilities or personnel. 

The Iraqi pro-militia outlet Sabereen had said two drones targeted the base, but the DoD official said it was only one drone that struck. The incident represented the 28th attack on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria since October 17 and the seventh since the U.S. airstrikes Thursday night. 

An Iraqi government source had also told Reuters two drones targeting Syria’s al-Tanf region were disabled or destroyed by the base defense system Wednesday. 

Senior U.S. officials, including President Biden, Vice President Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have discouraged Iran from getting involved. They have also vowed retaliation if U.S. forces are intentionally targeted but have not specified which actions they would take.

The U.S. has deployed carrier group and other forces in the Mediterranean Sea and sent an additional 300 more troops on Wednesday.

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