The number of U.S. troops injured from drone attacks on bases in Iraq and Syria on October 17 and 18 has reached 46, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. The injuries were initially reported as minor, but the nature of traumatic brain injuries means symptoms can emerge later, indicating the count may still rise. The increase in attacks, now totaling 38 since October 17, coincides with heightened regional tensions due to the Israel-Hamas conflict, although no direct link to the attacks has been officially stated.
- A significant number of U.S. service members have been injured in drone attacks in the Middle East, with the number of reported casualties increasing from initial reports.
- The affected troops mainly suffered from traumatic brain injuries, which are often not immediately apparent and can lead to a delayed diagnosis.
- There has been a notable increase in drone attacks on U.S. military bases in the Middle East, with 38 attacks reported since October 17.
- Pentagon officials have observed rising regional tensions and suggest that Iranian proxy groups may be exploiting the situation, although there is no confirmed direct connection to the U.S.’s stance on the Israel-Hamas conflict.
- The situation remains sensitive, with the potential for further incidents as regional tensions continue.