Since the start of the Israeli counteroffensive operation, Swords of Iron, Iranian-backed guerilla groups in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Iraq have been peppering US forces in the Middle East with Shahid–136 drones and ballistic missiles. US forces have defended themselves from over 160 drone and cruise missile attacks but over 100 soldiers were wounded. Today it became lethal.
Iranian-backed aggression culminated in an attack on a small special operations forces (SOF) base in Jordan known as Tower-22. This base is juxtaposed in the tri-border areas of Jordan, Iraq, and Syria. T-22 has been in operation for well over a decade as a hidden entry and exit point for US long-range, special forces missions into Syria.