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On January 28, 2024, a drone attack targeted Tower 22, a remote US logistics outpost near the Jordan-Syrian border, resulting in three US soldiers killed and 34 wounded. Tower 22 serves as a supply hub for the nearby al-Tanf garrison in Syria, with approximately 350 US Army and Air Force soldiers stationed there. The outpost's air defenses failed to detect the drone, raising questions. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed responsibility, citing US support for Israel's actions in Gaza. President Biden pledged to hold the attackers accountable, blaming Iran-backed militant groups. Various political figures condemned the attack, with former President Trump blaming Biden's administration. This incident follows a series of attacks on US interests in the region, with tensions escalating due to the Israel-Gaza conflict. The situation reflects a broader regional conflict involving Iran-backed groups, US retaliation, and disruption of shipping routes. Despite the complexity, there is a risk of regional war, with the US maintaining a stance of not being at war in the region but retaliating against Iran-backed groups.