Coalition Base in Syria's Deir Ezzor Attacked by Iran-Backed Militias; No Casualties Reported
In a concerning development, local media reports confirm that the Coalition forces' base in the city of Deir Ezzor, Syria, came under attack on Thursday. According to sources, Iran-backed militia groups launched a rocket assault on the base situated in the Omar oil field. Fortunately, there have been no reported casualties or damage resulting from the attack.
This incident adds to a series of assaults on US and Coalition bases, totaling at least 55 attacks in Iraq and Syria since the outbreak of hostilities between Israel and Hamas forces in early October. These attacks have resulted in injuries to nearly 60 US and Coalition military personnel.
Washington has attributed the recent attacks on its military installations in the region to Iran-backed militia groups. In response, the United States executed its third round of airstrikes targeting facilities linked to Iran in Syria.
Addressing the situation, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in a recent news conference in Seoul, issued a warning of further airstrikes if attacks on US bases in the Middle East persist. The heightened tensions underscore the precarious security situation in the region, with ongoing clashes and geopolitical dynamics contributing to the volatility on the ground. The international community closely monitors the developments as efforts are made to address and de-escalate the mounting tensions in the region.