In a statement on Saturday night, the Syrian foreign ministry said the attack, which occurred on a desert road near the eastern town of Mayadeen, is part of the ongoing US campaign against Syria’s sovereignty, slamming Washington for its persisting support of Daesh terrorists aimed at destabilizing the Arab country.
The ministry further emphasized that “this aggressive behavior fits into the broader pattern of American escalation aimed at undermining Syria’s independence and territorial integrity.”
It also highlighted the alarming concurrence of the terror attack with the continuing looting of Syria’s oil reserves and agricultural crops by the invading US forces.
The persisting US-led economic pressure on Syria, according to the statement, contributes to the extension of the American occupation and destabilization of regional security.
Syria remains determined in its commitment to countering terrorism and eliminating its lingering effects, the statement added.
Daesh terrorist in recent weeks have expanded their surprise attacks in northern and northeastern parts of Syria, where they maintain hideouts.
The group, which seized wide swathes of Syria and neighboring Iraq in 2013, went underground since it lost its last territory in eastern Syria in 2019.
The US military has stationed forces and equipment in northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon falsely claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.
Damascus, however, insists that the unauthorized US deployment of its military forces in Syria is aimed at plundering the country’s rich mineral resources.