Rockets target American base in eastern Syria - report

Arabic media reported that a number of rockets fell near a US base in eastern Syria, although the report is unconfirmed.

A Coalition convoy of US led international coalition against ISIS stops to test fire their M2 machine guns and MK19 grenade launcher in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in the Deir Ezzor province, Syria, November 22, 2018 (photo credit: COURTESY MATTHEW CRANE/US ARMY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)
A Coalition convoy of US led international coalition against ISIS stops to test fire their M2 machine guns and MK19 grenade launcher in the Middle Euphrates River Valley in the Deir Ezzor province, Syria, November 22, 2018
(photo credit: COURTESY MATTHEW CRANE/US ARMY/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS)

An American base in the Deir Ezzor area of eastern Syria was targeted by a number of rockets on Saturday, according to Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

The rockets fell in the Conoco gas field area, according to the report. A source told Al-Araby Al-Jadeed that the rockets were launched from areas controlled by the Assad regime and Iran-backed militias and landed outside the base.

The report has not been confirmed by US officials.

Two weeks ago, Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the Kharab al-Jir military base used by US forces in the Hasaka Governorate in northeastern Syria was targeted by rockets.

An official from US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Al-Arabiya at the time that no injuries or damage were caused by the rocket attack, saying that the rockets fell short and did not impact near the bases themselves. It is unclear who fired the rockets towards the base.

 An American flag flutters on a U.S military vehicle during a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol, near Tel Abyad, Syria September 8, 2019 (credit: RODI SAID / REUTERS) An American flag flutters on a U.S military vehicle during a joint U.S.-Turkey patrol, near Tel Abyad, Syria September 8, 2019 (credit: RODI SAID / REUTERS)

In October, a suicide drone attack targeted the US's Al Tanf base in Syria, with The New York Times reporting, according to anonymous US and Israeli intelligence officials, that the attack was done as a retaliation for Israeli airstrikes in Syria.