On November 23, a rocket attack targeted a large airfield of the US-led coalition located near the town of Khrab al-Jeer in the northeastern countryside of Syria’s al-Hasakah, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.
The state-run agency said that five rockets struck the military airfield. The attack didn’t result in any casualties. US-led coalition fighter jets and helicopters were spotted flying over the airfield and nearby areas after the attack.
The US-led coalition first established Khrab al-Jeer airfield in 2016. Between 2019 and 2020, the airfield was drastically expanded.
The airfield has seven helipads and a 1,350-meter-long runway that is prepared to allow C-130 Hercules transport aircraft to take off and land with a fairly heavy load. Usually, two UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters and two AH-64 Apache attack helicopters are deployed at the airfield.
The US-led coalition and its main proxy in northeastern Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces, have not commented on the alleged attack, so far.
A series of attacks targeted US military bases in Syria this year. The most recent attack hit al-Tanf garrison in the southeastern part of the country. Iran and its affiliates in Iraq and Syria were officially and unofficially blamed for many of these attacks.