Drone strike on US base Iran retaliation for Israel airstrikes - report

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Drone strike on US base Iran retaliation for Israel airstrikes - report
If true, this would be the first Iran-directed attack against the US in retaliation for Israeli actions.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: NOVEMBER 19, 2021

An October drone strike against a US military base in Syria was Iran's retaliation for Israeli airstrikes, anonymous US and Israeli intelligence officials told The New York Times on Thursday. The attack took place on October 20 at the Al Tanf base, where five suicide drones struck. There were no casualties, as most of the troops were evacuated beforehand following an Israeli intelligence tip, officials told the Times. If true, this would be the first Iran-directed attack against the US in retaliation for Israeli actions.

The Times report said that Israeli and US intelligence officials had evidence pointing to Tehran being behind the attack, having studied the unexploded drones and finding them similar to the ones used by Iran-backed Iraqi militias. However, they will not discuss further details, as the US does not want to jeopardize the Iran nuclear deal talks set to resume soon, according to The New York Times.

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