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The near-daily assaults on US forces in Iraq and Syria have stopped since a truce between Israel and Hamas went into impact final week, the Pentagon mentioned Tuesday.

American forces within the two international locations have been focused with rockets and drones greater than 70 instances since mid-October — a surge in violence the USA has blamed on Iran-backed forces.

“There have been no assaults on US forces in Iraq and Syria since November 23, for the reason that operational pause started,” Pentagon spokesman Brigadier Normal Pat Ryder instructed journalists.

The assaults have brought on accidents to dozens of American personnel — who’re in Iraq and Syria as a part of efforts to stop a resurgence of the Islamic State jihadist group — however all have since returned to obligation.

The spike in assaults on US forces is linked to the warfare between Israel and Hamas, triggered on October 7 when the Palestinian militant group carried out a shock cross-border assault from Gaza that Israeli officers say killed about 1,200 individuals.

Israel responded with a relentless land and air on Hamas-controlled Gaza that the territory’s well being ministry says has killed virtually 15,000 individuals.

These deaths have provoked widespread anger within the Center East and supplied an impetus for assaults in opposition to American troops within the area by armed teams against their presence and to Washington’s backing for Israel.

A four-day truce mediated by Qatar went into impact on November 24, beneath which Hamas launched hostages and Israel freed Palestinian prisoners.

The truce has since been prolonged, and mediators are working for a long-lasting halt to the seven-week Israel-Hamas warfare.

The US was flying drones over Gaza as a part of efforts to find hostages seized by Hamas, however these actions have been paused as a part of the truce, Ryder mentioned.