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19 Feb, 2024 06:08

The Al-Tanf drone strike


In a recent incident, a suicide drone from the Iran-backed Islamic Resistance of Iraq targeted American troops stationed at Tower 22 within the US-occupied Al-Tanf Zone in southeastern Syria. This area, devoid of strategic significance except for its location along the Damascus-Baghdad Highway, has drawn attention due to the attack resulting in the deaths of three soldiers. To explore the rationale behind the US military presence in Al-Tanf, host Manila Chan engages in a discussion with former Pentagon official Michael Maloof and ex-US diplomat Jim Jatras.