US shoots down another drone targeting American troops in Syria

WASHINGTON – US forces shot down another one-way attack drone today that was targeting American and coalition troops near their base in Tel Baider, Syria, a US official says on the condition of anonymity because the official is not authorized to discuss the strike.

There is no information immediately available on the origin of the attack drone, but it marks at least the 32nd attack on US and coalition military facilities in Iraq and Syria since October 17. To date there have been at least 17 attacks in Iraq and 15 in Syria. At least 21 servicemembers have been injured by the attacks but all have returned to duty, the Pentagon says.

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