Rocket attacks target US bases in Syria's Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor provinces
A wave of attacks targeting United States military installations in Syria's Deir ezZor and Hasakah provinces has raised concerns about escalating hostilities in the region as Israeli ground offensive against Palestinians continues in Gaza.
The attacks, which employed ground-to-ground weapons, struck the Harab Cir airbase in Haseke and the Omar oil field base in Deir ez-Zor, both housing American forces.
Details of the assault remain limited, but reports indicate that rockets rained down on the bases and their vicinity. As of now, there are no confirmed casualties or injuries, and the responsible party behind the attacks is yet to be identified.
In response to the assaults, security measures have been intensified around the affected bases to deter further attacks and protect the personnel stationed there.
These recent attacks are not isolated incidents. In the past month, unidentified drones and ground-to-ground weapons have targeted various US military bases in Syria, including those in the Tenef region, Derik city, the Shaddadi district connected to Hasakah and the bases in Deir ez-Zor.
Iran-backed groups in the region have been frequently implicated in launching rocket attacks and employing unmanned aerial vehicles against US installations situated east of the Euphrates River.