US Base at Oil Field in Eastern Syria Comes Under Missile Attack - Source
© AFP 2023 / DAPHNE BENOITFrench Defence Minister Florence Parly's delegation prepares to board a US Marine Corps V-22 Osprey as they leave a French artillery forward operating base (FOB) near al-Qaim in Iraq's western Anbar province opposite Syria's Deir Ezzor region, a few kilometres away from the last scrap of territory held by IS in eastern Syria, on February 9, 2019
© AFP 2023 / DAPHNE BENOIT
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - A US military base at the Al-Omar oil field in the Syrian eastern province of Deir ez-Zor has come under missile attack for the second time in past 24 hours, a local military source told Sputnik on Thursday.
"Three loud explosions were heard from the US base area and a cloud of smoke was seen above it," the source said, adding that a US helicopter was flying above the base.
The attacks started taking place not long after the latest escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, although it remains unclear if there is any connection.
31 January, 10:31 GMT
Threats from US President Joe Biden to retaliate apparently did not impress the attackers enough to stop what they are doing, with rocket and drone strikes against US military bases in the region not abating.