Biden says US ‘shall respond’ after drone strike by Iran-backed group kills 3 US troops in Jordan

January 29, 2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden said Sunday that the U.S. “shall respond” after three American troops were killed and dozens more were injured in an overnight drone strike in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border. U.S. Central Command said at least 34 troops were injured by the one-way attack drone, with eight flown out of Jordan for follow-up care. Three American troops were killed and “many” were wounded Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in a drone strike in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border, President Joe Biden said. He blamed Iran-backed militia groups for the first U.S. fatalities after months of strikes against American forces across the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war. The small installation, which Jordan does not publicly disclose, includes U.S. engineering, aviation, logistics and security troops.