A series of drone attacks on American bases in Iraq and Syria last week injured 24 military personnel, NBC news reported, citing US Central Command.
Iran-backed militias in Iraq say they attacked two US bases in eastern Syria, their fourth attack in one day.
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iranian-backed militias, says two drones attacked US military bases by the Al-Omar oil field in Deir el-Zour province and in al-Shaddadi further north. Officials in Washington do not immediately comment on the attack.
The attack comes hours after the group claimed responsibility for drone attacks on the al-Tanf garrison near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, and a stone’s throw away from the desert Rukban camp home to tens of thousands of Syrians.
There have been a string of similar attacks on US bases in Iraq and Syria over the past week. In one attack, the same group attacked two US bases in Iraq with drones, causing minor injuries among US forces.
The Pentagon confirmed the attacks last week.
CENTCOM said the US personnel sustained minor injuries, noting that the attacks took place on October 18 when at least two one-way attack drones targeted al-Tanf military base in southern Syria.
One of the drones was shot down. All of the wounded personnel were returned to duty, CENTCOM added.
On that same day, another four US soldiers suffered minor injuries during two separate drone attacks against US and coalition forces stationed at al-Asad base in western Iraq.
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