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Pentagon reveals number of wounded from strikes on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria

Pentagon reveals number of wounded from strikes on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Deputy Pentagon Press Secretary Sabrina Singh from the Pentagon has disclosed the number of wounded resulting from attacks by militants on U.S. military bases in the Middle East, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.

According to her, as of December 7, approximately 78 attacks were carried out on U.S. military bases.

"in terms of any other additional instances or attacks since yesterday, I'm not tracking anything that's occurred in the Red Sea or at any of our bases. I believe as of today, there've been approximately 78 attacks on our bases, but I don't have anything that's happened within the last 24 hours," said the deputy press secretary.

"In the last 24 hours, we haven't seen any attacks on our forces. Should that change, of course we would let you know, but that's the latest that I have as of right now," the deputy said.

Singh also provided information about the wounded. According to her, the number was around 66 military personnel.

"As of December 4th, it's still about 66 of our folks who have received non-serious, non-life-threatening injuries, all who have returned to work," Singh said.

Attack on U.S. military bases

U.S. military bases in the Middle East are regularly subjected to shelling from Iraq and Syria. The active phase intensified after the Hamas militants' attack on Israel.

It was reported that militants recently attacked a U.S. military base with 15 missiles. Fortunately, there were no casualties.

In late October, due to drone attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Syria, 20 people were injured.

In response, the U.S. launched strikes on two Iranian targets in Syria. Against the backdrop of these strikes on bases in early November, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Iraq.