Feb 16, 2024 09:00 UTC
  • Missiles strike US-occupied base in eastern Syria: Report

A military base in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, where US occupation troops and their allied militants are stationed, has come under a missile attack amid rising anti-US sentiments over Washington’s support for the Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

The Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency, citing local sources speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that massive explosions rocked Green Village, situated in the energy-rich Dayr al-Zawr province near the Iraq border, on Thursday evening as several projectiles slammed into an installation run by American occupation forces at al-Omar oil field.

There were no immediate reports about the extent of damage at the military facility, and possible casualties.

The sources added that the missile attack comes as convoys of US military trucks, loaded with logistic reinforcement, have arrived in eastern Syria from neighboring Iraq over the past few days.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, has claimed responsibility for most of the retaliatory strikes on US military bases in Iraq and Syria.

The United States, Israel’s biggest ally, has provided the occupying regime with a raft of arms and ammunition since the initiation of the Gaza war.

Washington has also vetoed UN Security Council resolutions that called on the regime to cease its aggression.