US State Department Spokesperson Mathew Miller made a written statement to AA correspondent.
Expressing his condolences to the relatives of those who lost their lives, Miller said, "We continue to closely monitor the situation."
Miller stated that they have already been able to confirm that 9 US citizens have lost their lives.
Noting that there are also US citizens in the region whose location could not be determined, Miller said, "We continue to work closely with our Israeli partners."
OPERATION "AQSA FLOOD"
On the morning of October 7, the military wing of Hamas, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, launched a comprehensive attack on Israel under the name of "Aqsa Flood".
While thousands of rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, Palestinian armed groups stormed the Beit Hanoun-Erez border crossing on the Gaza-Israel border and seized it.
The armed groups then entered settlements inside Israel, and the Israeli army launched an attack on the Gaza Strip with dozens of warplanes.
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza announced that 560 people lost their lives and 2,900 people were injured in the Israeli attacks on Gaza.
Israeli forces have killed 16 Palestinians in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank since October 7.
Israeli media reported that more than 800 Israelis were killed and 2,400 wounded in the attacks from Gaza.