(CNN) – A U.S. defense official said Wednesday that a drone strike had targeted a U.S. military base in Ad-Danf, Syria, near the Jordanian border.
Initial assessment No injuries were reported as a result of the attack, but damage assessment continues.
The United States maintains about 900 troops in Syria Basic D at-Donf And oil fields in the east of the country.
The site is located within the 51-square-kilometer “conflict-free zone” near Syria’s Jordanian border, which was established by a Russian-US-led coalition to prevent accidental contact between the two sides. Heavy fighting has been going on in the area in recent years between US forces and ISIS.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Iranian-backed Shia militants in the region have frequently attacked US forces in Syria and Iraq.
In late June, during the tension between the United States and Iran, rockets were fired at a U.S. base in eastern Syria, and US officials blamed Iranian-backed Shia militants. The rocket attack came a day after the US military attacked facilities used by militants. As the number of rocket attacks against U.S. military and bases in Iraq increased, the United States launched airstrikes against two arms storage and operational facilities in Syria and Iraq.
The The first known military operation It took place in February in the United States under President Joe Biden Hit a site Responded by two Iranian-backed paramilitary groups in Syria Rocket attacks Against US forces in the region. The attacks caused concern among lawmakers, who said Biden had not asked Congress for the necessary recognition. The White House said the attacks were supported by Section 2 of the Constitution and the United Nations Charter.
In late September, the United States launched an airstrike on a senior Al Qaeda leader in the Syrian city of Idlib.
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