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Pentagon warns of a ‘significant escalation against US forces’ in Middle East after drones shot down in Syria

by LLB political Reporter
24th Oct 23 10:32 am

The US military has said they shot down two drones near to coalition forces and US Central Command (CENTCOM) said no casualties or damage was reported.

The Pentagon has warned there will be a “significant escalation against US forces” in the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war which has seen more than 5,000 Palestinian civilians killed.

CENTCOM said in a statement, “In this moment of heightened alert, we are vigilantly monitoring the situation in the region and will take necessary and proportionate action to defend US and Coalition forces.

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Senior Pentagon and US military officials warned, Washington are seeing a “much more significant escalation against US forces and personnel in the near term” in the Middle East.

On Monday “US and coalition forces” were attacked with drones in Syria by the Islamic Resistance in Iraq.

A US official said that no casualties were reported after the drone attacks on US forces at Al-Tanf and Al-Malikiyah in Syria.

The US official said on Monday evening, “An attack against US and coalition forces occurred early this morning in Syria. There were no injuries or damage.”

No further details of the attack were revealed by the US official, but the Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed responsibility.

In the fight against ISIS the US has around 900 troops in Syria and in Iraq there is about 2,500.

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