Late on July 28, the US-led coalition fired several projectiles from the Green Village base which is located in al-Omar oil fields in the southeastern countryside of Syria’s Deir Ezzor.
The unidentified projectiles, possibly artillery shells or anti-aircraft missiles, were allegedly fired following a rocket attack on the Green Village base. According to a number of news sources, at least two rockets landed in the outskirts of the base.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that four of the projectiles fired by the coalition hit an area in the government-held part of the southern Deir Ezzor countryside where Iranian-backed Syrian and Iraqi forces are known to be deployed.
According to the London-based monitoring group, the US-led coalition was holding an exercise with its proxy, the Syrian Democratic Forces, at the Green village base when the incident took place.
Just a day earlier, a series of explosions rocked a large base of the US-led coalition near the town of al-Shaddadi in the southern countryside of al-Hasakah. Several news sources, including the Lebanese al-Mayadeen TV, reported that the explosion were the result of a rocket attack that targeted the coalition’s base.
The US-led coalition maintains a network of bases in Syria’s northeastern region, mainly in key oil and gas fields in Deir Ezzor and al-Hasakah. The coalition claims that the number of its troops in Syria is around 900. However, the real number is believed to be well over 2,000.
Earlier this year, a series of attacks with rockets and drones targeted US-led coalition bases in northeastern Syria. Most of the attacks were blamed on Iranian-backed Syrian and Iraqi forces.