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The US-led coalition fighting ISIS said one of its bases in northeastern Syria came under fire from Iranian-backed groups, the latest in a series of attacks.
This development comes a day after coalition forces said they had foiled a rocket attack on the same base, located in part of Syria under the control of Kurdish forces.
“Coalition forces were targeted this morning by eight indirect fire at the Green Village base,” a statement read.
“The attack claimed no casualties, but several rounds hit the interior of the coalition base and caused minor damage.”
Pix shows the impact of this morning’s rocket attack on US base Green Village, Deir Ezzur, Syria.
Coalition forces responded by firing six artillery rounds towards the point of origin of the attack just outside Mayadin, Syria. pic.twitter.com/gGsMyoQCQ2
– Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) January 5, 2022
The coalition said it retaliated by firing six artillery shells at the source of the attack, outside the eastern town of Al-Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor province.
He blames “Iranian-backed malicious actors” operating out of “civilian infrastructure”.
“Our coalition continues to see threats to our forces in Iraq and Syria from Iranian-backed militias,” said coalition leader Major General John W. Brennan, Jr.
“The coalition reserves the right to defend itself and to join forces against any threat. “
– Aurora Intel (@AuroraIntel) January 5, 2022
The attacks on U.S. installations come as Tehran and its allies across the Middle East hold moving commemorations marking the second anniversary on Monday of the assassination of Iranian commander General Qasem Soleimani and his Iraqi lieutenant in a strike. American drones at Baghdad airport.