American troops stationed in the Middle East have been attacked 13 times in the last week according to Pentagon officials, Fox News reported.

The attacks were carried out using suicide drones and rockets.

Department of Defense spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder stated today (Tuesday) that American forces in Iraq have been attacked 10 times between October 17-24, while US forces in Syria have been attacked three times over the same period.

US Defense officials have stated that the attacks appear to be Iran's handiwork.

On October 19, an American army base in Syria was targeted in an attack by two drones. One of the drones was shot down and multiple people were lightly injured in the attack.

Tensions have run high in the Middle East since Hamas claimed that hundreds of civilians were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on a hospital in Gaza. It has been definitively proven that the hospital parking lot was struck by an errant rocket misfired by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization and that Israel had no involvement in the incident, but the lie spread by Hamas is believed throughout the Middle East and has sparked protests and riots in multiple countries.

In Tunisia, a historic 16th-century synagogue was burned to the ground by rioters reacting to the false reports of the hospital explosion.

The US has deployed two aircraft carriers to the eastern Mediterranean in response to the war between Israel and Hamas which began when Hamas massacred over 1,400 Israelis and launched thousands of rockets into Israel on October 7. The show of force is meant to warn Iran and its proxy terrorist organization Hezbollah off from expanding the war against Israel to additional fronts.