The June 28 rocket attack on northeastern Syria which targeted a US military base in al-Omar oil fields has resulted in some serious material damage.
Satellite images shared by the Aurora Intel Twitter account on June 29 shade some light on the damage caused by the attack. The images confirmed that several rockets had landed in the base, which is located in Green Village complex within the oil fields.
The base’s main storage hanger and motorpool were badly hit. Structural damage and scorch marks can be seen in the satellite images.
As reported last night damage sustained in The Green Village, #Syria last night from #Iran|ian militants shelling. A warehouse and surrounding areas appear to be struck. The #US responded after the initial shelling, reportedly against the launch sites. Img. courtesy of @planet https://t.co/TdzEJ1ccu3 pic.twitter.com/lIqCCtsmWd
— Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) June 29, 2021
In a recent statement, Col. Wayne Marotto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition, revealed that 32 122 mm rockets were used in the attack on al-Omar oil fields base.
“There were no casualties or injuries to US forces,” the spokesman said.
The US-led coalition responded to the attack with counter-battery fire at rocket launching positions in government-held areas. A US drone also carried out a strike on an unidentified target. One pro-government fighter was wounded as a result.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, yet. Pro-Iranian Iraqi and Syrian fighters, who are positioned across the Euphrates River in areas held by the Damascus government, were reportedly behind the attack.
The attack was clear a response to the June 27 US strikes on positions of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units on the Syrian-Iraqi border. Four Iraqi fighters were killed in the strikes.
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