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U.S. Blames Iran-Backed Militia Group for Deadly Attack on Jordan Base

Amid escalating tensions in the Middle East, the U.S. has identified an Iraq-based, Iran-backed militant group as the likely perpetrator of a deadly drone strike on a Jordanian base that claimed the lives of three U.S. soldiers.

Group Announces Suspension of Hostilities

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In response, the group has announced a suspension of attacks on U.S. military installations in Iraq and Syria.

This development comes as global concerns mount over the potential for a broader regional conflict.

Iraq-Based Militant Group Suspends Attacks

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The group suspected of involvement in the drone strike, known as Kataib Hezbollah, has decided to adopt a “temporary passive defense” strategy.

Pressure from Iran and Iraq

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The announcement came from Abu Hussein Al-Hamidawi, the secretary-general of Kataib Hezbollah.

Pressure from Iran and Iraq, concerned about the group’s actions, played a role in this decision.

White House Blames the IRI

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The White House has attributed the attack to the Islamic Resistance in Iraq (IRI), a coalition of Iran-backed militias.

President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. has chosen a military response to the incident, although specifics were not disclosed.

Growing Regional Concerns

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The drone strike in Jordan raises concerns about the possibility of a larger regional conflict, particularly in the wake of the recent conflict in Gaza.

Biden holds Iran responsible for arming militant groups but emphasizes that the U.S. is not seeking war with Iran.

Iran Denies Involvement

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Iran has denied any involvement in the attack in Jordan, asserting that it is not privy to the military decisions of regional resistance groups.

Hossein Salami, chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, warned against any military action targeting Iran.

U.S. Neutralizes Houthi Missiles

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Despite U.S. warnings and retaliatory strikes, Iran-supported Houthi rebels in Yemen continue their assaults on vessels in the Red Sea.

U.S. Central Command reported the destruction of an Houthi missile that posed an imminent threat to U.S. aircraft.

USS Gravely Intercepted Anti Ship Cruise Missile

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The USS Gravely also intercepted an anti-ship cruise missile launched by the militants, marking a dangerously close encounter with a U.S. warship.

Houthi Rebels Disrupt Shipping Lanes

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The Houthi rebels claim to support Palestinians in Gaza with their attacks, which have disrupted commercial shipping in the Red Sea, forcing cargo vessels to seek alternative routes.

Joint US and UK Operations

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The U.S. and U.K. initiated joint attacks on Houthi military assets earlier in January, including targeted strikes in Yemen.

Tensions in the region remain high, with concerns about further escalation and the potential impact on global security.

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