In the last 24 hours, U.S. and international forces stationed in northeastern Syria have encountered a series of attacks involving drones and rockets, according to a U.S. military official. The assaults, occurring near the Al Omar Oil field and at the al-Shaddadi U.S. base, resulted in minimal damage and no reported casualties.
On Sunday evening, U.S. forces experienced three separate attacks, with additional incidents on Monday morning at the Rumalyn Landing Zone. During the latter assault, multiple drones targeted U.S. forces, leading to the downing of one drone and damage to four tents.
These attacks follow two air strikes conducted by the U.S. on Sunday, targeting facilities allegedly utilized by Iran-aligned groups. This marks the third consecutive week of U.S. strikes in Syria.
Over the past month, U.S. and coalition troops have faced approximately 40 attacks in Iraq and Syria. Statements attributed to militant groups suggest these actions are in response to perceived U.S. support for Israel during the conflict in Gaza. While there have been no reported casualties, at least 56 U.S. personnel have sustained injuries, ranging from minor wounds to traumatic brain injuries.
The U.S. attributes these attacks to groups backed by Iran, a claim contested by Tehran, which asserts that the groups are acting independently. With 900 troops in Syria and an additional 2,500 in Iraq, the U.S. mission aims to advise and assist local forces in preventing the resurgence of the Islamic State.
As tensions escalate in the region, concerns grow about the potential spread of conflict, with security analysts highlighting the vulnerability of isolated U.S. bases to become targets amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.
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