Plans for U.S. strikes on Iranian personnel and facilities in Iraq, Syria approved after Jordan drone attack

February 01, 2024

U.S. officials have confirmed to CBS News that plans have been approved for a series of strikes over a number of days against targets — including Iranian personnel and facilities — inside Iraq and Syria. The strikes will come in response to drone and rocket attacks targeting U.S. forces in the region, including the drone attack on Sunday that killed three U.S. service members at the Tower 22 base inside Jordan, near the Syrian border. There was no indication from U.S. officials that the group's declared suspension was delaying the American military's retaliatory strikes. The Palestinian militant group, which has controlled the Gaza Strip for years, sparked the war with its brutal Oct. 7 terror attack on Israel, which Israeli officials say killed some 1,200 people. U.S. officials told CBS News that another drone was shot down overnight over the Gulf of Aden, while an explosive sea drone was destroyed in the Red Sea.