United States bolsters military presence in Middle East amid Gaza war fallout

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As the Israeli-Palestinian tension continues, United States(US) bases are being attacked one after another. US Department of Defence spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder announced that approximately 900 troops will be sent to the Middle East to deter attacks.

United States bolsters military presence in Middle East amid Gaza war fallout

United States(US) bases in the Middle East, particularly in Iraq and Syria, following Israel's targeting of civilians in the Gaza Strip. US Department of Defence spokesman Brigadier General Patrick Ryder said in a statement that approximately 900 troops would be deployed to the Middle East to deter broader conflict" and "strengthen the protection of US bases. Ryder did not elaborate on where the troops would be deployed.

"I can confirm that they will not be going to Israel," Ryder said that US bases in Iraq and Syria were targeted 12 times and four times, respectively, last week.

ATTACK ON US BASES

The bases of the US army in the Omar oil field in Deir Ez-Zor and Sheddadi district in Hasakah were attacked simultaneously with surface-to-surface weapons. While there is information that rockets fell around the bases during the attacks, there is no information about any casualties.

In the south of Syria, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of unknown origin attacked the US military base in the Tenef region in the morning and the Robarya Base in the Malikiyye district near the Iraqi border in the evening. Deir ez-Zor lands east of the Euphrates River are under the occupation of the US-backed terrorist organization YPG/PKK, while the provincial center and other rural areas are under the control of the Assad regime and Iran-backed groups. Iranian-backed groups occasionally attack the US bases on the east bank of the Euphrates River with rockets and UCAVs.

WHAT HAPPENED

Hamas' military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced that they launched a comprehensive attack against Israel called "Al-Aqsa Flood" on the morning of October 7.

While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, armed groups entered the settlements in the region. The Israeli army also launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that 6 thousand 546 people, including 1 thousand 873 children and 1 thousand 023 women, were killed and 14 thousand 245 injured in Israel's attacks on Gaza.

It was reported that 1 thousand 400 Israelis, including 306 soldiers, were killed and 5 thousand 132 Israelis were wounded in the attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army hit Damascus and Aleppo airports. As the Middle East is once again turning into a bloodbath, a deadline has been set for nearly 2 and a half million Palestinians to leave the blockaded Gaza.

In the occupied West Bank, 90 Palestinians were reportedly killed in attacks by Israeli forces and Jewish settlers.

In Israel's attacks on Gaza, 18 journalists were killed.

In the clashes between the Israeli army and Hezbollah on the Israel-Lebanon border since October 8, 24 Hezbollah members and 4 civilians, one of whom was a journalist, were killed. Three Israeli soldiers and one Israeli civilian were killed in the attacks organized by Lebanon. 

Most recently, Israel attacked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza, killing civilians.

Source: Newsroom

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