Syria base housing US forces hit by drone attacks

An American outpost in southeastern Syria was hit by drone attacks on Wednesday. No US troops stationed in the base was killed or injured.

Unidentified drones reportedly carry out a set of attacks against a controversial military base belonging to the US-led coalition occupying Syria.

The attacks were reported across various media outlets in late Wednesday.

The reports specified the target as the outpost located in the hugely-strategic al-Tanf area in southeastern Syria.

The United States has been trying to exercise control over the area, which hosts an intersection of the Syrian, Iraqi, and Jordanian borders.

The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported “the sound of explosion” had rung out of the base during the incident.
Sky News Arabia cited “an American official” as describing the incident as a likely “rocket attack.”
“Preliminary evaluations,” the official claimed, had shown that “Iraqi groups” had conducted the airstrikes.
Reuters also carried a report pointing to an incident involving the base that had not caused any casualties.

The garrison was used as a place to train Syrian opposition forces to patrol for militants, according to The Associated Press.

The United States led scores of its allies in an invasion of Syria in 2014.

The coalition that has allegedly been seeking to fight the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh sustains its illegal presence in the Arab country, although Damascus and its allies defeated the terror outfit in late 2017.

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