Three US Service Members Killed In Drone Strike In Jordan

By The Hill
Posted on 01/28/24 | News Source: The Hill

Three U.S. service members were killed and at least two dozen injured in a drone strike in Jordan on Saturday night, near the Syria border where they were stationed, the Pentagon and President Biden confirmed Sunday.

The attack was carried out by “radical Iran-backed militant groups” operating in Iraq and Syria, Biden said in a statement. It marks the first time U.S. service members have been killed by enemy combatants in the Middle East since the onset of the Israel-Gaza war. 

“Jill and I join the families and friends of our fallen—and Americans across the country—in grieving the loss of these warriors in this despicable and wholly unjust attack,” Biden said in a statement.

U.S. Central Command also confirmed the deaths in a statement. The identities of those killed are currently being withheld until next of kin are notified.