As an avid SOFREP reader, I’m sure you are well aware that regional tensions have surged following a devastating explosion at a Gaza hospital amid the escalating conflict between Hamas and Israel. The ripples of this conflict extended to Iraq, where U.S. bases were targeted by drone attacks, marking an uptick in violence in the region.

Over the last 24 hours, two drone attacks aimed at a U.S. base in western Iraq, and another targeted a base in the north. While U.S. forces managed to intercept all three drones, two were destroyed, and one was merely damaged, resulting in minor injuries among the coalition forces stationed at the western base. This was confirmed by a statement from the U.S. Central Command on Wednesday, which also emphasized the heightened state of alert and the commitment to defend U.S. and coalition forces against any threats.

The drone attacks have been linked to Iranian-backed militias in Iraq, who have publicly threatened U.S. facilities due to the U.S.’s support for Israel. Following the attacks, a coalition of these militias, part of the Islamic Resistance in Iraq, claimed responsibility and indicated that more actions against the “American occupation” are to be expected.