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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Jan 2023 2:49 a.m. PST

Three drones attacked a U.S. base in southeastern Syria on Jan. 20, the latest in a series of threats to the strategically positioned outpost, U.S. Central Command said.

Two of the drones were shot down by the ground-based Coyote air defense system, according to a U.S. official, who said American forces had no prior warning of the attack…

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Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 9:34 a.m. PST

Yes, saw that on Military.com too. link

The attackers could have been ISIS or Shia militias armed by Iran. Good to see our Anti-Drone tech works. And again, the war against islamic terrorists/jihadis continues. And yes, they still are a threat.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa23 Jan 2023 9:56 a.m. PST

Could even have been the Russian's directly or indirectly. Very murky corner of the planet. The Russians have definitely been doing plausibly deniable stuff elsewhere.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 3:40 p.m. PST

I'm going with ISIS or Shia militia. They have done this before. They are "all the usual suspects". Russia has a full plate at this time. What would they gain by poking the US ? That may just influence the US to send more support to Ukraine, e.g. M1 MBTs.

Regardless again, it is good to know our anti-drone system works, anyway. As we know, we will see more drones on today's battlefield.

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