Iran Summary – January 2024
Author: Anna Schaftel; JINSA Programs & Outreach Associate
January 2024 Summary: Iran and its proxies continued to destabilize the region as the Iran- backed terror group Hamas waged war against Israel, following the brutal attacks it carried out on October 7. To view JINSA’s work related to the Israel-Gaza War, click here. Iran-backed groups carried out at least 166 attacks on U.S. forces in the region since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas War. Iran’s proxy groups escalated their attacks on U.S. troops and personnel in the region, killing three soldiers in a drone attack in Jordan. Amid the ongoing Houthi maritime attacks, which have severely disrupted international trade, the United States, alongside the United Kingdom and other partners, began conducting strikes in Yemen against the Iran-backed group. The Islamic State in Afghanistan carried out a coordinated suicide bombing, killing at least 84 people and injuring more than 200 at a commemoration for the fourth anniversary of the
U.S. assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) General Qassem Soleimani. Iran executed a ninth person in connection to the 2022 nationwide protests, as well as four men the regime accused of conspiring with Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency.