Stand for Israel has followed the spread of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the horrors it has unleashed across the Middle East. Now it is being reported that ISIS has attacked al-Asad air base in Iraq, which houses U.S. troops:
Eight Islamic State fighters were killed when they attacked an air base where US and coalition forces were training Iraqi forces.
Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said that initial reports Friday showed that all of the IS attackers were killed by Iraqi troops at or inside a gate to al-Asad air base in the western province of Anbar.
There are about 400 US troops at the base, but Warren said none of the American forces were involved in the fighting. He said the US troops were about two miles (three kilometers) away, in a different section of the sprawling air base.
US unmanned surveillance aircraft and Army Apache attack helicopters were sent to the scene from Baghdad, but the attack was over before they arrived, so they did not engage in fighting.
We thank God that none of the American or friendly forces were hurt, and pray that He continues protecting those who so bravely fight for our freedoms.