U.S. military bases in Syria and Iraq have witnessed a series of drone attacks over the past week. The destroyer Carney intercepted missiles and drones launched by Houthi insurgents in the Red Sea. The Pentagon does not relate these attacks to U.S. support for Israel in its conflict with Hamas.
- The destroyer Carney successfully intercepted three cruise missiles and multiple drones launched by Houthi insurgents from Yemen in the Red Sea.
- U.S. forces neutralized several drones targeting them in Iraq and Syria, with some incidents resulting in minor injuries to coalition forces.
- A U.S. civilian contractor at the al-Asad base in Iraq died due to a cardiac episode during an alert for a potential attack.
- Drone strikes on U.S. bases have become more frequent recently, with a past strike leading to the U.S. retaliating against facilities associated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
- The Pentagon emphasizes the distinction between the recent attacks and the ongoing situation involving U.S. support for Israel against Hamas.