The Pentagon said on Tuesday that there have been 56 attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria since October 17, with 59 US personnel getting injured with either traumatic brain injury (TBI) or non-serious injuries, Fox News reported.

Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh provided the update to reporters, saying of the 59 US personnel who were injured, 32 were listed with injuries in the non-serious category, while the other 27 individuals suffered from TBI.

American troops in Iraq and Syria have been repeatedly attacked by groups likely backed by Iran, including 13 times in one week in one week.

Earlier this week, the US military carried out two air strikes against Iranian proxy targets in eastern Syria in response to the repeated attacks.

In late October, President Joe Biden ordered strikes on two facilities in Syria used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and groups supported by Tehran.

Late last week, the US military again conducted an air strike on a weapons storage facility in eastern Syria used by the IRGC and affiliated groups.