US Central Command (CENTCOM) on Wednesday said two rockets were fired at a base in eastern Syria housing US troops earlier in the day and reported there were no casualties in the incident.
The attack took place at Mission Support Site Conoco, a US base next to the Conoco gas fields in eastern Syria’s Deir Ezzor province. As part of its occupation of Syria, the US and Kurdish allies control most of the country’s oil and gas resources.
CENTCOM said that the US-backed Kurdish-led SDF found the site from where the rockets were fired and found a third that was unfired. The command did not attribute blame for the attack.
US bases in Syria frequently come under fire, and while there are rarely casualties, the US presence always risks sparking a wider war. There are currently about 1,000 US troops stationed in the country nominally to fight ISIS, but the occupation is also part of the US economic war against Syria.
The US maintains crippling economic sanctions on Syria that are harming civilians and specifically target the country’s energy and construction sectors to prevent reconstruction.
But more countries in the region are starting to accept that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad isn’t going anywhere, including Turkey. Syria and Turkey’s defense ministers recently met for the first time since 2011.
7 thoughts on “Rockets Hit Base Housing US Troops in Eastern Syria”
Is it starting to look like a war?…. Maybe it is just beginning.
The horoscope reads the year of the rabbit will be the calm before the storm of fire in the year of the dragon in 2024. I’ve stocked up on popcorn.
Except that the Rabbit and Dragon would switch their position for these two years…!
Nope. All action is set in motion in 2024.
In order to see 2024, the 2023 must pass without an A incident…!
More accurate translation: There are currently about 1,000 US troops stationed in the country mainly to steal Syrian Oil and Wheat…!
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