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Republican senator comments on attack on US base in Iraq and demands a decisive response from Biden

 


Republican 

senator comments on attack on US

 base in Iraq and demands a decisive response from Biden


U.S. Republican Senator Tom Cotton on Sunday commented on the deaths of 

3 U.S. soldiers and the wounding of 25 others in a drone attack on the U.S.

 Al-Tanf base between Syria and Jordan.


Cotton called for "destructive military retaliation against Iranian terrorist forces

 both inside Iran and throughout the Middle East"


stressing that

 any lesser response would confirm that US President Joe Biden is

 cowardly and does not deserve to be the country's supreme leader.




US President Joe Biden

 announced that three US military personnel had been killed 

and others wounded in a drone attack on US troops near Syria's border.




The Jordanian Government denied that the attack on the United States

 base took place within its territory, while the Central Command

 previously declared that "3 soldiers were killed and another 25

 wounded in a drone attack targeting a base in northeast Jordan."


For his part, the Pentagon said, "What has been the subject of 

a serious escalation of American forces in Jordan."


The White House also reported that "Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin

National Security Adviser Jake Salevan and Deputy National Security 

Adviser briefed President Joe Biden this morning on details of the attack 

against U.S. service members in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border."



Biden: 

Attack that killed 3 military members of our forces carried 

out by Iran-backed groups active in Syria and Iraq


U.S. President Joe Biden said in a statement Sunday evening that the attack on U.S.

 troops that killed two military 3 was carried out by Iran-backed militant groups

 operating in Syria and Iraq.


The United States Central Command announced that 3 soldiers had been killed

 and 25 wounded in a drone attack targeting a base in northeastern Jordan

and the Pentagon said that a serious escalation had been experienced

 by United States forces in Jordan.


The United States

 President's statement reads as follows:


3 United States military personnel were killed and others wounded 

by a drone attack on our forces in north-east Jordan near Syria's border.


We shall hold accountable all those responsible for the attack that targeted 

our forces in a timely manner and in the manner we choose.


We gather information on this attack and know that it was carried

 out by extremist groups supported by Iran.


 We will maintain the sacred commitment to the victims

 families and to the fight against terrorism.


No one has any doubt that we will hold all those responsible 

for this incident accountable.


The heart of America is saddled with the killing of 3 soldiers in

 the attack on our forces in north-eastern Jordan.


In details

Biden said, "America's heart was burdened last night

three U.S. service members were killed and several wounded during

 a drone attack on our forces stationed in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border."


"While we continue to gather the facts of this attack, we know that it was carried

 out by Iran-backed extremist armed groups operating in Syria and Iraq."


Jill and I join

 the families and friends of those killed and Americans across 


the country in mourning the loss of these warriors in this despicable 

and totally unjust attack. These service members have embodied the best of 


our nation. They don't shake their guts. 

They don't shake their duty. T

hey are unwavering in their commitment to our country, risking their safety

 for the safety of the Americans, our allies and our partners we stand 

with in the fight against terrorism. It is a battle that we will not stop ".


"The three American service members we lost were patriots in every sense

 and our nation will never forget their sacrifice, together we will maintain 

our sacred commitment to their families and strive to be worthy of 

their honour and courage."


"We will continue their commitment to the fight against terrorism

and you have no doubt that we will hold all those responsible accountable

 at the time and in the manner we choose."


The White House reported that Defense Secretary Austin

National Security

 Adviser Sullivan and Deputy National Security Adviser briefed 

Biden this morning on details of the attack against U.S. service 

members in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border.