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U.S. forces have come under fire multiple times throughout the Middle East over the last several days from Iranian-backed terror proxy groups.
The attacks come after the USS Carney, a destroyer, was sailing in the northern Red Sea on Thursday when it detected and shot down three cruise missiles and multiple drones that were launched by Houthis, an Iranian-backed terrorist group, in Yemen. Officials said that the guided-missile destroyer was swarmed by approximately two dozen drones and they did not disclose what munitions were used to shoot down the missiles or drones.
An American contractor died on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while running to a shelter during a drone attack at Al Asad Air Base in western Iraq.
The New York Times noted that while military investigators were still trying to ascertain who launched the drone attacks, Iran has launched these types of attacks on U.S. forces.
Multiple blasts from rockets and drones struck inside the base on Thursday night, according to Reuters. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties or damage from the attacks.
The report noted that terror groups inside Iraq that were backed by Iran had threatened the U.S. last week with rocket and drone attacks if the U.S. supported Israel after Hamas terrorists carried out unprecedented terrorist attacks last weekend.
U.S. officials told the Associated Press that a military base - the al-Tanf garrison - in Syria where a small number of U.S. troops are stationed was hit with drone attacks on Thursday.
One drone was shot down while another struck the base and caused "minor injuries,"
the report said.
The garrison "is located at a sensitive juncture often used by Iranian-backed militants to ferry weapons to Hezbollah,"
the report added.
U.S. and Israeli officials have expressed concerned that Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed terrorist group based in Lebanon, could be preparing to launch an attack against Israel's northern border.