US Bases in Syria Targeted With Drones, Minor Injuries Reported

The attack came a day after drones were fired at US bases in Iraq

A US base in Syria came under drone attack on Thursday, causing some minor injuries, US officials told The Associated Press.

The officials said the attack targeted the al-Tanf garrison in southern Syria and that two drones were involved. One drone was shot down, and the other caused the injuries.

Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen TV also reported a separate drone attack on a US base at the Conoco gas fields, which is located in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor province. The Europe-based Deir Ezzor 24 media outlet also reported an attack on Conoco, saying three drones targeted the base.

The US has about 900 troops in Syria and backs the Kurdish-led SDF, allowing the US to occupy a sizable portion of the eastern part of the country, where most of Syria’s oil and gas fields are located.

The attacks on US bases in Syria came a day after drones were launched at US bases in Iraq, also causing minor injuries. A little-known Shia militia, Tashkil al-Waritheen, took credit for one of the drone attacks in Iraq.

The attacks on US bases in the region might increase as the US is strongly backing Israel’s onslaught on Gaza. If the Gaza war escalates into a full-blown conflict involving Hezbollah and the US directly intervenes, US bases in Iraq and Syria would likely come under significant attack.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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