Biden promises retaliation after three US troops are killed in Jordan

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An unmanned aerial drone attack on US forces stationed in northeastern Jordan near the Syrian border resulted in the deaths of three US service members and dozens wounded, according to President Joe Biden and US officials. The attack, blamed on Iran-backed groups, is the first deadly strike against US forces since the Israel-Hamas conflict erupted in October. This incident is likely to further raise tensions in the region and fuel fears of a broader conflict directly involving Iran. The number of wounded from the attack near the Syrian border was put at 25, and the identities of those killed will be withheld pending notification of their families. The killing of the soldiers led to a warning from Hamas that the US administration’s support for Israel could lead to a “regional explosion.” The growing violence in multiple parts of the Middle East has raised fears of a broader regional conflict directly involving Iran.

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