Perpetrators, Intent of Recent Attacks on US-Led Coalition Forces Unknown

© AP Photo / International CoalitionParts of the wreckage of a drone are laid out on the ground near the Ain al-Asad airbase, in the western Anbar province of Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022.
Parts of the wreckage of a drone are laid out on the ground near the Ain al-Asad airbase, in the western Anbar province of Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. - Sputnik International, 1920, 06.01.2022
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The United States does not officially have any attribution for recent attacks on US-led coalition forces in Iraq and Syria or clarity on the reason for the uptick in violence, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday during a press briefing.
"Here officially, we don’t have any specific attribution today in terms of a particular group by name or groups who might be responsible for this," Psaki said. "In terms of intent, it’s also difficult because of that for us to ascribe intent with any real specificity or certainty in these types of attacks. We can’t say definitively who caused them or why the attacks seem to have stepped up."
It is possible that they could be related to JCPOA talks with Iran in Vienna or the anniversary of the assassination of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani by a US drone strike, Psaki said.
US Soldiers stand amid damage at a site of an Iranian bombing at Ain al-Asad Air Base, in Anbar, Iraq, Monday, 13 January 2020. Ain al-Asad Air Base was struck by a barrage of Iranian missiles on Wednesday, in retaliation for the US drone strike that killed a top Iranian commander, General Qassem Soleimani, whose killing raised fears of a wider war in the Middle East.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.12.2021
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The Coalition forces have been targeted in a series of attacks in Iraq and Syria, including indirect rocket fire attacks near the Ain al-Asad Airbase in Iraq and Green Village base in Syria.
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