Rockets target coalition forces in Northern Syria

Rockets target coalition forces in Northern Syria
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Two rockets were fired at Mission Support Site Conoco belonging to coalition forces in Northern Syria and an unfired rocket was found by the members of Syrian Democratic Forces

The US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that two rockets had targeted coalition forces in northeast Syria on Wednesday, without specifying the source of the rockets.

A statement by CENTCOM said the rockets were aimed at coalition forces at Mission Support Site Conoco at around 9am on Wednesday.

“The attack resulted in no injuries or damage to the base or coalition property,” the statement said, adding that the “Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) visited the rocket origin site and found a third unfired rocket.”

The rocket strike coincides with an ongoing Turkish aerial offensive dubbed Operation-Claw Sword targeting Kurdish forces of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) - the backbone of the SDF - in Syria.

Turkey accuses the YPG of having links with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party,) an armed group that has been waging a war against Turkey for the last four decades.

However, Turkish strikes do not usually target Coalition Forces. Iran-backed militias have previously carried out attacks against positions of Coalition Forces in both Syria and Iraq.

Rudaw said that 21 rocket and drone attacks targeted sites housing American troops in Iraq and Syria throughout 2022. Suck attacks are often attributed to Iran-backed militias and factions, but have never been claimed.