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A shell targets a coalition base in eastern Syria

A shell targets a coalition base in eastern Syria
A shell targets a coalition base in eastern Syria

A US defense official told Reuters that indirect fire targeted US forces in eastern Syria, but initial reports did not indicate any casualties or damage.

This is the latest in a series of attacks on Americans in Iraq and Syria in recent days, and the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the attack took place in Conoco, Syria.

In turn, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the shell fell in the Koniko gas field in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, near a base of the US-led coalition fighting ISIS remnants.

He added that an explosion rang out in the area, without information about casualties so farThe observatory suggested that Iranian militias west of the Euphrates were behind the incident, which comes after a series of attacks targeting the Al-Omar oil field, where the largest base of the international coalition is located in Syria.

The official Syrian news agency, SANA, stated that an “explosion” was heard “from the side of the Konico gas plant, which the American occupation forces are taking as a military base in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor,” without providing additional details.

US diplomats and soldiers in Iraq and Syria were targeted by 3 missile and drone attacks last Wednesday alone, including at least 14 that hit an Iraqi air base hosting US forces, wounding two US soldiers.

Although no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks, analysts believe they were part of a campaign by Iran-backed militias.

Iraqi armed factions allied with Iran vowed to retaliate after US attacks on the Iraq-Syria border killed 4 of their members last month.

Iran has denied supporting attacks on US forces in Iraq and Syria and condemned US air attacks on Iranian-backed groupsThe United States is holding indirect talks with Iran with the aim of bringing the two countries back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that was abandoned by the administration of former President Donald TrumpNo date has been set for the next round of talks, which was postponed on June 20

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A shell targets a coalition base in eastern Syria
A shell targets a coalition base in eastern Syria

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