Pentagon Confirms Lull In Attacks On Troops Since Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Started

FILE - Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system fires to intercept a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, near Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, May 11, 2023. An Israeli ground offensive in Gaza would further escalate the war raging since Hamas launched its unprecedented attack days ago. The United States already deployed one aircraft carrier group to the region, with another on the way. That reflects concerns of a widening conflict and is meant to deters Iran and others. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
  • U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria have not come under attack from Iran-backed militant groups since Nov. 23, the day before the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas started, the Pentagon said Monday.
  • The near-daily barrage of rockets and drones bearing down on bases hosting U.S. and coalition forces since Oct. 17 has subsided, Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder confirmed, according to Military Times. The Islamic Resistance of Iraq, an umbrella organization composed of various Iranian proxy militias that emerged to claim the initial attack, has not claimed any attacks since taking credit for three more on Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., according to a review of the group’s Telegram channel.
  • Meanwhile, a ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization began Nov. 24 following negotiations over the release of hostages held by Hamas in exchange for Palestinian prisoners detained in Israel.