Troops under attack in the Middle East: U.S accuses Iran
While the war continues to escalate in Gaza, the U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria are facing lethal attacks. Until Thursday, more than 40 times, with the help of drones and explosives, the U.S. and allied troops were targeted.
More than 56 American personnel got injured as a result of these attacks. But they returned to their duties, as the injuries were not prolonging. There has been no death registered as yet due to these attacks.
“taking decisions in their own”
The USA has condemned these attacks while accusing Iran of backing those militant groups who are instigating these attacks. At the same time, Iran has repeatedly rejected such claims.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has said, “neither gives orders to the resistance groups across the region nor stop them from taking decisions in their own countries based on their own interests.”
While briefing the House Foreign Affairs Committee, The U.S. deputy secretary of defense for the Middle East, Mosul Dam, has reiterated such claims. She, while accusing Iran-backed militia groups, said that the USA has defended itself and will continue to do so.
Mosul Dam shrewdly stated, “We will not hesitate to take further necessary measures to protect our people. On October 26, at President Biden’s direction, U.S. forces conducted precision, self-defense strikes on facilities in eastern Syria used and operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC, and its affiliates.”
“Hamas is responsible”
In the cause of supporting Israel and strengthening its ally’s stance and position in the Middle East, she said,
“We also placed over 2,000 personnel and a range of units on a heightened state of readiness, some of which [were] subsequently deployed. These deployments demonstrate our commitment to Israel’s security, to regional stability, and to deterring those who seek to widen this conflict. It also bolsters the department’s ability to respond quickly to the evolving security environment.”
While condemning Hamas and holding it responsible for the damage that has been done in Gaza and its subsequent aftermaths. She said,
“The Department of State designated Hamas a foreign terrorist organization in 1997. Hamas is responsible for the horrendous terrorist attack in Israel. And Israel is executing military operations to ensure that Hamas is never again able to perpetuate a terrorist attack like it did in October.”