(GoRealNewsNow.com) – Marking an increase in violent incidents against U.S. Armed Forces in the Middle East, two U.S. military bases in Syria, which house American and allied forces, faced drone attacks.
According to a U.S. official who wished to remain anonymous, one drone was successfully intercepted and destroyed, preventing harm. However, the other drone inflicted minor injuries on members stationed at the al-Tanf coalition garrison. Citing its sources, Politico reported that another attack targeted the Conoco site in Syria’s Deir al-Zor region.
Reports from Al Mayadeen, a Lebanese news source associated with Hezbollah, stated that three drones targeted the al-Tanf base near Iraq and Jordan’s borders. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq reportedly took responsibility for an assault on the Conoco gas field. However, this claim has yet to be officially confirmed.
Syrian activists have also spoken of incidents suggesting strikes on the two U.S. bases. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported hearing explosions near the Conoco gas field and subsequent military aircraft activity. The Observatory further reported that, before this, Iran-supported militias tried to assault coalition forces at al-Tanf. Coalition forces shot down two of the three drones deployed in this attack, while the third successfully hit the base, causing property damage but no reported injuries.
On the preceding Wednesday, Iran-backed militias in Iraq aimed to attack U.S. and Coalition troops, as confirmed by U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). While the drones were intercepted, one of these attacks led to minor injuries to personnel.
Due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Iran-backed Hamas, American troops in the region have been on high alert, closely observing activities by Iran-backed proxy groups. The risk of increased violence is a significant concern, as reported by Reuters.
The Islamic Resistance of Iraq, which represents a collection of groups backed by Iran, took responsibility for an attack on the al-Asad base in Iraq the previous Wednesday. They hinted at more such operations targeting U.S. forces. Another faction, Tashkil al-Waritheen, said it executed a second attack that day.
Groups backed by Iran in the region are reportedly on standby to strike U.S. military bases as retaliation for America’s support of Israel. The head of the Kata’ib Hezbollah militia, Ahmad “Abu Hussein” al-Hamidawi, declared that their forces are prepared to target U.S. interests if America intervenes in the ongoing conflict.
The Department of Defense has directed any questions for comments to CENTCOM, which has yet to respond.