The Pentagon said Thursday that there have been 58 attacks on U.S. troops by Iranian proxies in Iraq and Syria since Oct. 17.
Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters during a briefing that 27 of the attacks took place in Iraq, while the other 31 were in Syria.
Seven of the attacks in Syria have taken place since Sunday, appearing as if the rate of attacks on U.S. troops is not slowing.
When asked if the Pentagon is waiting for a member of the service to be killed before taking stronger and more effective action against the proxies, Singh replied, “No, absolutely not.”
“I mean, we would never want to see that. We would never want that to be the outcome of any attack,” the spokesperson said. “We’re not waiting on something to act. We are…we have responded, and if there are more attacks, we will certainly respond at a time and place of our choosing.”
Singh also spoke about action taken by the USS Thomas Hudner,