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Pentagon identifies US soldiers killed in Iran-backed militia attack in Jordan


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The Pentagon on Monday identified the names of three U.S. soldiers killed in an Iran-backed militia attack in Jordan over the weekend. 

Those killed were Sgt. William Jerome Rivers, 46, of Carrollton, Ga.; Spc. Kennedy Landon Sanders, 24, of Waycross, Ga.; and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett, 23, of Savannah, Ga.

The American military base  in northeastern Jordan known as Tower 22 is seen in this satellite photograph, taken on Oct. 12, 2023. Three American soldiers were killed and others were wounded in a drone strike on Jan. 28, 2024. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)

The soldiers were assigned to the 718th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Battalion, 926th Engineer Brigade, Fort Moore, Ga

The soldiers had been stationed in Jordan in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. 

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