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Drone strikes target US military bases in Syria, Iraq as regional tensions from Israel-Hamas War escalate

A drone strike targeted a U.S. base in Syria on Wednesday, the same day as the attempted drone attacks in Iraq, Fox News has learned.

A U.S. defense official told Fox News that an undisclosed number of drones targeted the U.S. Al-Tanf base, located near Syria’s shared border with Iraq and Jordan. 

Lebanon’s Iran-aligned Al Mayadeen TV reported on Thursday that two U.S. military bases in Syria came under attack, Reuters reported. In addition to the drone attack on the Al-Tanf base, Al Mayadeen TV reported a missile targeted the Conoco base in the countryside of the northern Deir al-Zor region.

Also on Wednesday, there was an attempted drone attack on a U.S. base in Iraq.

The Israeli Defense Forces has since offered evidence, including surveillance photos, videos of the explosion and internal audio between Hamas operatives that all suggest a misfired rocket from Palestinian terrorists caused the explosion.

President Biden also said, citing U.S. intelligence, that Israel was not at fault.

Terror groups in the region have also said they would intentionally strike U.S. targets if the U.S. gets involved in the conflict. Biden visited Tel Aviv on Wednesday and reiterated support for Israel.

Fox News’ Liz Friden, Chris Pandolfo, Danielle Wallace and The Associated Press contributed to this update.


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