Three Black soldiers killed during drone attack in Jordan

Soldiers killed in Jordan are William Jerome Rivers, left, Kennedy Ladon Sanders and Breonna Alexsondria Moffett.
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By Blackmanstreet.Today
Special to Trice Edney News Wire

 All three soldiers who killed during a drone attack in Jordan were from Georgia.

The soldiers are Sgt. William Jerome Rivers of Carrollton, Ga., Spc. Kennedy Ladon Sanders of Waycross, Ga., and Spc. Breonna Alexsondria Moffett of Savannah, Ga.

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

More than 40 other service members were injured following a crewless aerial system attack at a military base near the Syrian border. 

The attack occurred early in the morning at the logistics support base at Tower 22 of the Jordanian Defense Network.

Approximately 350 U.S. Army and Air Force personnel are deployed to the base. The three soldiers were killed when the one-way aerial system impacted their container housing units.

Pentagon deputy press Secretary Sabrina Singh told reporters the attack seemed different from prior attacks because of where and when it took place — in living quarters and “pretty early in the morning.” 

“People were actually in their beds when the drone impacted,” she said.

Singh also blamed the drone attack on an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-backed militia.

The U.S. has said the groups operate in Syria and Iraq. She said the attack had the “footprints” of Kataib Hezbollah but said a final assessment has not yet been made, and she added that U.S. forces would respond “at a time and place of their choosing.”

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