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Biden promises retaliation after 3 US troops are killed in Jordan, escalating Middle East conflict

A drone attack killed three US service members and injured at least 25 others in Jordan, near the Syria border, on Saturday, according to President Joe Biden.

The deaths are the first US military fatalities connected to the conflict in Gaza, which began last October.

While US officials have blamed the attack on an “Iranian-backed” group, it has not yet specified exactly which one they think is responsible, according to The Associated Press. Hamas is thought to be back by Iran, as is Hezbollah in Lebanon and the Houthis in Yemen. The Houthis have been launching drone attacks on ships in the Red Sea for months.