On June 28, heavy rocket fire hits the base near the Omar oil field in Deir Ezzor, where the US Armed Forces are deployed. The attack came in response to the recent U.S. airstrikes on Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the Iraq-Syria border.
The pro-Iranian militants of the Liwa Abu al-Fadhal Al-Abbas group fired at least eight rockets towards the US Armed Forces located at the Omar field.
According to the PMU sources, missiles successfully targeted the headquarters of the US-led international coalition.
The attack was confirmed by the coalition’s Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto. No victims were reported.
Initial report: At approx. 7:44 PM local time, U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. There are no injuries and damage is being assessed. We will provide updates when we have more information.
— OIR Spokesman Col. Wayne Marotto (@OIRSpox) June 28, 2021
In response, the artillery of the US Armed Forces struck buildings used by pro-Iranian militants in the city of Mayadin. No victims have been reported yet.
According to the reports by Al Arabiya, 60 U.S Military vehicles have entered the Syria’s Al-Hasakah governorate.
Washington was preparing for a new round of military escalation and highly likely the fire exchange will continue in the near future. The recent moves against Iran have clearly demonstrated the brand new strategy of the Biden administration in the region.
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