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.