U.S. military bases in E. Syria come under attacks-Xinhua

U.S. military bases in E. Syria come under attacks

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-10-27 05:52:00

DAMASCUS, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Multiple attacks targeted U.S. military bases in Syria's eastern region on Thursday, according to the pro-government Sham FM and an oppositional war monitor.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, powerful explosions rocked the Koniko natural gas field, which houses a key U.S. military base, in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour on Thursday night.

The explosions caused by strikes originated from areas under the control of the Syrian army and pro-Iran militias in the Deir al-Zour countryside, directly opposing the military base, said the Observatory.

In a simultaneous development, the U.S. forces were observed deploying in the Thiban area in the countryside of Deir al-Zour.

Earlier in the day, a U.S. base in the Shaddadi area in the countryside of the northeastern province of Hasakah was hit by at least two explosions.

Responding to the attacks, the U.S. forces sounded alarms, deployed soldiers, and initiated surveillance of the area with a U.S. drone to monitor the evolving situation.

The Observatory said that Iranian-backed fighters are believed to be behind the attacks on U.S. military bases in Syria, which intensified since the Israeli military campaign on Gaza started on Oct. 7.

The pro-government Sham FM radio also reported the attacks on the U.S. military bases in Shaddadi and Koniko, reporting a state of tension among the U.S. forces, coinciding with the helicopter's flight in the region's sky.

Pro-Iran fighters have allegedly attacked U.S. bases in Iraq as well. The Pentagon said Thursday that there was an attempted attack at Erbil airbase in Iraq.