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Rocket attack targets military base housing US forces in eastern Syria

A military facility housing US occupation forces in Syria’s oil-producing eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr has come under a rocket attack from nearby areas, as Washington is ferociously seeking to plunder the natural resources of the war-torn Arab nation.

The US military’s Central Command (CENTCOM), which oversees American troops in the Middle East, said in a short statement that the rockets were launched at around 9:32 p.m. local time (1832 GMT) on Thursday, and targeted US-led troops at the Green Village base.

It further said that the projectiles failed to impact anything inside the base.

Earlier, Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with Iraqi anti-terror Popular Mobilization Units – better known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Sha’abi – reported that several rockets struck the vicinity of the US-controlled al-Omar oil field.

The Arabic-language Radio Souryana station also reported that several explosions were heard inside the US-run base, and attack helicopters flew overhead at a low altitude in the aftermath of the attack.

The development took place two days after local residents of a village in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, in cooperation with government forces, prevented a US military convoy from advancing through their villages.

Syria’s official news agency SANA reported that a convoy of six armored vehicles was forced to turn around and head back in the direction it came from after locals in al-Buladiyah village aided by government forces stationed at a checkpoint on the outskirts of the area blocked the road.

The report added that the villagers threw stones at the American convoy and chanted vociferous slogans in condemnation of US occupation forces.

The US military has for long stationed its forces and equipment in northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.

Damascus, however, maintains the deployment is meant to plunder the country’s natural resources. Former US president Donald Trump admitted on several occasions that American forces were in the Arab country for its oil wealth.


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