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Missiles, drone hit two US military bases in eastern Syria

22 Apr 2024 - 11:11

Two major military bases used by the occupying American forces in Syria have come under missile and drone attacks amid simmering anti-US sentiments in the region over Washington’s support for the Tel Aviv regime’s genocide in Gaza.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Monitoring:  According to Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen news channel, the attacks came early Monday, targeting the US military base in the al-Omar oil field as well as Kharab al-Jir base, both in eastern Syria.
The report added that the US base at the al-Omar oil field was targeted with four missiles, while the Kharab al-Jir base was targeted with three missiles and a drone.
Al-Mayadeen said the two bases, which are the most important American bases in eastern Syria, were attacked less than an hour apart.
There has been no immediate claim of responsibly for the attacks. There were also no reports on any possible casualties or the extent of damage at the two bases.
Quoting two Iraqi security sources, Reuters said the missiles were launched from the town of Zummar in northern province of Nineveh.
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, which is an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, has claimed responsibility for most previous retaliatory strikes on US military bases in Iraq and neighboring Syria.
The group has asserted that its strikes on American and Israeli military sites will continue as long as the Tel Aviv regime's genocidal war on the besieged Gaza Strip continues.
Israel launched its brutal onslaught on Gaza, targeting hospitals, residences, and houses of worship after the territory's resistance movements launched a surprise attack, dubbed Operation al-Aqsa Storm, against the usurping regime on October 7, 2023.
At least, 34,097 Palestinians have been killed, most of them women and children, and 76,980 others sustained injuries in the regime’s genocide. More than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced as well.
The United States has supplied Israel with weapons and intelligence support and blocked UN Security Council resolutions that called for a humanitarian ceasefire in the Palestinian territory./Press TV

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