U.S. military shoots down drone near U.S. base in Syria

A second drone that came near the at base flew away. U.S. officials said they believe the incident and an earlier attack on the base are linked to Iran or Iranian-backed groups.

The U.S. military shot down a small drone that was believed to be threatening a U.S. outpost in southern Syria Tuesday, just weeks after the same base was attacked by drones and rocket fire.

The incident comes just weeks after a coordinated attack against At Tanf Garrison that included a group of drones, some packed with explosives, followed by possible rocket fire. Iran or Iranian-backed militia groups are suspected to be behind both the earlier attack and Tuesday’s drone incident.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.