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BREAKING: WWIII WATCH: US Begins Retaliatory Strikes in Middle East After 3 Servicemembers Killed in Jordan

The US on Friday began retaliatory strikes in the Middle East after three American service members were killed in Jordan on Sunday.

The strikes began in Iraq and Syria, US officials confirmed, according to ABC News.

Three U.S. Servicemembers were killed and were 34 injured with 8 requiring to be transported to another location for treatment. The troops were reportedly in a tent structure sleeping when they were attacked by a UAS, or unmanned aircraft system, late Saturday night.

The three servicemembers killed in action were all members of the 718th Engineer Company, a reservist unit out of Fort Moore, Georgia.

The Pentagon released the names of three deceased servicemembers:

  • Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46 of Carrollton, GA
  • Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders, 24, of Waycross, GA
  • Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, Savannah, GA


deceased servicemembers from left to right: Rivers, Sanders, Moffett

More on this developing story from CBS News:

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