Perpetrators, Intent of Recent Attacks on US-Led Coalition Forces Unknown
20:41 GMT 06.01.2022 (Updated: 22:40 GMT 06.01.2022)
© 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.
© AP Photo / International Coalition
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.
17 December 2021, 17:28 GMT
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.