Iran-Backed Drone Attack in Jordan Kills Three U.S. Servicemen

Iran-backed Islamists from Iraq launched a drone strike against United States forces in Jordan on Sunday. Three U.S. servicemen died, the first killed in hostile action since the start of the Israel-Hamas war in October.

The strike at Tower 22, an outpost near the border with Syria, also injured at least 34 other servicemen. U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed retaliation.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella organization for Iran-backed Shiite militias, claimed responsibility for the attack. Iran’s Mission to the United Nations told the Wall Street Journal that “Iran has nothing to do with the attacks in question.” But the Islamic Resistance in Iraq is directly subordinate to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, receiving leadership, funding and armaments from Tehran.

Despite being an isolated pariah state, Iran for years has geopolitically punched above its weight. It has a very pushy, provocative foreign policy and is unafraid to pick fights with its more powerful neighbors. The Trumpet expects Iran to continue pushing until it gets a forceful response. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s free booklet The King of the South explains why.