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    Pentagon Identifies 3 Army Reserve Soldiers Killed in Jordan When Iran-Backed Militants Flew Drone into Living Quarters

    Pentagon Identifies 3 Army Reserve Soldiers Killed in Jordan When Iran-Backed Militants Flew Drone into Living Quarters

    The Pentagon said Monday that the three service members killed in an Iranian-backed militia drone attack on their living quarters at a small logistics in Jordan on Sunday were Reserve soldiers from the same unit.

    The soldiers who lost their lives were Sgt. William Rivers, 46; Spc. Kennedy Sanders, 24; and Spc. Breonna Moffett, 23. They were assigned to the 718 Engineer Company, an Army Reserve unit based out of Fort Moore, Georgia, according to Sabrina Singh, a Pentagon spokeswoman, who briefed reporters on the incident Monday.

    In addition to the three killed, Singh said that, as of Monday, more than 40 service members were injured in the deadly attack that came after months of similar strikes on bases that house U.S. troops in and Iraq. The Jordan drone strike marked the first American service members killed in the wave of violence that has swept the region since went to war with Hamas, and President Joe Biden vowed Sunday that the U.S. would respond.

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    The number of troops wounded in the Jordan attack climbed steadily over the past two days. U.S. Central Command initially said that 25 were injured but later updated the total to “at least 34 service members” as of Sunday evening.

    On Sunday, Central Command also said that eight personnel had injuries severe enough to need evacuation from Jordan….

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