Syria: Drone attack on US base leaves two injured

Syria: Drone attack on US base leaves two injured
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Two members of the Syrian Free Army have been injured in an unclaimed drone attack on a CENTCOM base near Syria's border with Iraq and Jordan.

A military post of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) in Syria was targeted early Friday by a drone attack that left two injured.

CENTCOM said in a press communication:

"This morning, three one-way attack drones attacked the At Tanf Garrison in Syria. Two of the drones were shot down by Coalition Forces while one struck the compound, injuring two members of the Syrian Free Army partner force who received medical treatment. No US forces were injured."

CENTCOM spokesperson Joe Buccino said, "Attacks of this kind are unacceptable, they place our troops and our partners at risk and jeopardize the fight against ISIS."

UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the al-Tanf base that houses international coalition forces is stationed near Syia's border with Jordan and Iraq, and that the drone attack is suspected to have been conducted by Iranian-backed militias.

This is the first drone attack targeting a US military installation in the past five months, SOHR noted.

A military base of CENTCOM in Northern Syria was targeted on 4 January by a missile attack, without any casualties and property damage.