Rockets hit US base in eastern Syria, no casualties reported

BEIRUT — Two rockets hit a US military base in eastern Syria on Wednesday without casualties or material losses, the US military said.

The morning attack on the mission support site Conoco saw Iran and its regional allies launch a U.S. drone strike in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad against Qassem, a major Iranian general and chief of the powerful Quds Force.・It was held on the third anniversary of the killing of Soleimani. .

No one was held accountable for the attacks in eastern Syria, where rocket and mortar attacks are not uncommon against bases housing US troops. Iran-backed militias are based nearby, as is his ISIS terrorist group Sleeper Cell, which was defeated in Syria in March 2019.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war watchdog, said the rockets were fired by Arab tribesmen in the region armed by Iran.

“Attacks of this kind endanger coalition forces and civilians and undermine the hard-won stability and security of Syria and the region,” U.S. Central Command spokesman Joe Buccino said in a statement. rice field.

CENTCOM said members of the Kurdish-led, US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces visited the site where the rockets were launched and found a third unlaunched rocket.

The US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces announced late Wednesday that it had arrested a terrorist finance officer in Deir el-Zour province, a senior official of the ISIS terrorist group. His arrest comes amid a multi-day campaign by US-backed forces against his ISIS sleeper cells in parts of northeastern Syria, which he claims responsible for deadly attacks in recent weeks. will be split.

About 900 US troops are stationed in Syria, including in the north and further south and east.

Associated Press