Three US soldiers have died and multiple others have been wounded following a drone strike in Jordan.

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On Sunday, President Biden and the U.S. military announced that three American service members were killed and dozens more were injured in a drone attack on a base in Jordan. The president attributed the attack to “radical Iran-backed militant groups” and vowed to hold those responsible accountable. The attack occurred at a base in northeast Jordan, near the border with Syria, where approximately 350 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel are deployed. The initial number of injured was reported as 25, but it was later confirmed to be over 30. Eight of the wounded had to be evacuated, with some in critical condition. The troops were in their sleeping quarters when the strike occurred in the early morning hours. The Defense Department has released the names of the three killed: Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett. President Biden was briefed on the attack and met with top aides, including Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. He also asked for a moment of silence for the fallen soldiers during a lunch event in South Carolina. The strike is believed to be the deadliest attack on U.S. service members since the withdrawal from Afghanistan.  

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