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American contractor killed by Iranian-backed drone in Syria

Fox News chief national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has the latest on the attack and retaliatory measures on ‘The Story.’

U.S. forces in Syria were injured Friday from Iranian rocket attacks, Fox News has learned. 

The attacks occurred in Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria. The number of casualties has not been disclosed but some may be serious. The Pentagon was assessing its response. 

US BASE IN SYRIA ATTACKED BY IRANIAN PROXY FORCES AFTER RETALIATORY AIRSTRIKES

Troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Special Operations and the U.S.-led anti-jihadist coalition take part in heavy-weaponry military exercises in the countryside of Deir Ezzor in Syria, on March 25, 2022

Troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Special Operations and the U.S.-led anti-jihadist coalition take part in heavy-weaponry military exercises in the countryside of Deir Ezzor in Syria, on March 25, 2022 (Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP via Getty Images)

The attacks came after an American contractor was killed by a suspected Iranian drone that hit and injured six servicemen in northeast Syria. 

U.S. intelligence has assessed that the drone that struck the base was Iranian. 

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The injured U.S. service members were in “stable” condition and have been transported to a hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News Friday.

Louis Casiano is a reporter for Fox News Digital. Story tips can be sent to¬†[email protected].

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