Three US soldiers killed in Jordan attack named
The US government has released the names of the three US soldiers who were killed in a drone attack in Jordan on Sunday.
Sgt William Jerome Rivers, 46, Specialist Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, and Specialist Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, succumbed to the attack on their housing unit.
The Pentagon has blamed Iranian-backed factions and the Pentagon said the attack bore “footprints” of the involvement of Kataib Hezbollah.
The Pentagon added it does not want a war with Iran.
“We don’t seek war, but we will take action, and respond to attacks on our forces,” said Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh.
More than 40 military personnel were injured when the unmanned aerial system hit the container housing unit they were in on Sunday morning.
Lt Gen Jody Daniels, Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General US Army Reserve Command, paid tribute to the fallen soldiers.
“On behalf of the Army Reserve, I share in the sorrow felt by their friends, family, and loved ones. Their service and sacrifice will not be forgotten, and we are committed to supporting those left behind in the wake of this tragedy”, said Gen Daniels.