Three U.S. Service Members Killed in Jordan

President Joe Biden announced that three U.S. service members were killed in a drone attack at an airbase in Jordan with at least 34 injured. The base is located in northeast Jordan, near the Syrian border.

The President said the attack was carried out by radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq.

According to U.S. Central Command, there are at least 34 service members injured, but this number will fluctuate as service members continue to seek follow-on care. Eight personnel that received injuries required evacuation from Jordan to higher level care, but they are in stable condition. All other service members are being fully evaluated for follow-on care.

The attack occurred at the logistics support base located at Tower 22 of the Jordanian Defense Network. There are approximately 350 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel deployed to the base, conducting a number of key support functions, including support to the coalition for the lasting defeat of ISIS.