Pentagon confirms US bases were hit by Iranian-backed groups in Middle East

Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh noted that the strikes caused major damage to the storage facility. 

Published: November 9, 2023 7:00pm

The Pentagon confirmed Thursday that U.S. bases in the Middle East were hit four times by Iranian-backed groups following a U.S. strike on an Iranian facility located in Syria.

“If these attacks continue against our personnel, we won’t hesitate at a time and place of our choosing to respond again,” Pentagon deputy press secretary Sabrina Singh said during a briefing, according to The Hill. 

She added that the U.S. has been attacked 46 times since Oct. 17, following the Israel-Hamas war. The U.S. has increased its presence in the Middle East since the war. 

56 troops were injured during those attacks, but the injuries were minor and all of them were able to return to duty, according to the Pentagon. 

Singh also addressed the U.S. bombing of an Iranian storage facility in Syria, noting that the strikes caused major damage to the storage facility. 

“We were able to render that building pretty much non-usable,” she said.

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