US Jet Destroys Missile Launcher in Wake of Attack on Base in Syria

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A base housing US forces in northeastern Syria came under attack late Sunday, local sources reported. The assault targeted the base located at the Kharab al-Jir airport in the town of Al Yarubiyah in Al-Hasakah province, using rockets and unidentified kamikaze drones.

A US-led coalition fighter jet destroyed a missile launcher in eastern Syria today following yesterday’s attack near a coalition base, a US official said. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that no American personnel were injured in the incidents. The official added that the fighter launched the strike in self-defense.

These attacks follow a lull in hostilities that began in early February when Iranian-backed militias in Iraq ceased attacks on US forces. Local Syrian news outlets close to the Assad regime reported that missiles were launched from the Iraqi town of Zammar towards a US military base in northeastern Syria.

In recent months, US bases in Syria have come under attack by unidentified drones and rockets, with most reports attributing the attacks to Iranian-backed groups. These groups intermittently launch assaults with rockets and UAVs on US bases situated on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.


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