Drone Attack Repelled On U.S. Al-Tanf Base In Syria, Attack Still Unclaimed

August 18, 2022

On August 15, 2022, an attack using multiple drones was carried out on the U.S. Al-Tanf military base in Syria, also known as Al-Tanf Garrison, located in the triangle area between Syria, Jordan and Iraq.

Housing U.S. forces deployed to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the base and the area that extends 55 km around it are under control of U.S. forces in cooperation with Maghawir Al-Thawrah (Commands of the Revolution - MaT), a Syrian rebel faction trained by U.S. forces.

Various Telegram channels affiliated with Iran-backed militias in Iraq published posts on the morning of the August 15 attack. One attributed the attack to an unspecified "Aerial Force of the Iraqi Resistance," adding that drones carrying explosives targeted the sleeping quarters of the U.S. army on the base, and the casualties are unknown. At least two of the channels deleted their posts during the course of the day.

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