US forces attacked 97 times in Syria, Iraq since October 17, US has retaliated only 4 times Total!

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Middle East Update: 12/16/2023

US troops have been targeted at least 97 times in Iraq and Syria since October 17, a US defense official said Thursday, including five attacks this week alone.

From October 17 to December 13, there were 45 attacks in Iraq and an additional 52 in Syria, involving a combination of one-way attack drones, rockets, and close-range ballistic missiles, according to the official.

US hits Iran-backed militants with only 4th round of retaliatory airstrikes almost 3 weeks ago.
Why?

The Pentagon rejects the assertion that the surge in attacks is linked to the war in Gaza. US troops in the region were attacked 78 times by pro-Iran forces between January 2021 and March 2023, according to the top US military general for the Middle East, in sharp contrast to the nearly 100 attacks recorded in the last two months alone.

Retired Gen. Frank McKenzie, who commanded all U.S. forces in the Middle East for three years during the Trump and Biden presidencies, believes the current team should respond more forcefully to attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea — even as top administration officials remain wary of provoking Iran.
The former head of U.S. Central Command said Iran has taken the lack of a strong U.S. military response to the recent spike in Tehran-backed Houthi attacks on civilian vessels, which pose a threat to U.S. warships, as an invitation to continue its aggressive behavior.

Date to watch as we move forward -

Sept. 18 - Oct. 9, 2023 - ramp up of attacks on both Israel on Hamas and Turkey on Kurds.
Oct. 7, 2023 - an attack by Hamas on Israel.
Oct. 9, 2023 - a counter attack and start of invasion into Gaza by Israel.
Oct. 31, 2023 - Yeman Houthis enter the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Nov. 3, 2023 - Hezbollah gives enter the Israel-Gaza conflict.
Nov. 5, 2023 - an attack on Turkey from the Kurds-Medes in Syria or a possible invasion from Turkey against the Kurds-Medes into Syria.
Dec. 22, 2023 - 10 Tevet - A siege on Jerusalem by proxies of Iran (Hamas, Hezbollah, Houthi's, Iraq, Syria).

Paradigm Timeline Link -
https://www.endofdayssurvival.com/_files/ugd/ecff0c_f90bbf8e708748368a25180d035d4d25.pdf
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