Telegram Outlets Linked To Iran-Backed Militias In Iraq Report Rocket, Drone Attack On Gas Field In Syria Housing U.S. Forces

April 19, 2023

On April 10, 2023, Telegram channels linked to Iran-backed militias in Iraq reported that a U.S. base located in a natural gas field in the Syrian governorate of Deir Al-Zour was hit by multiple drones and rockets.

If confirmed, this attack would be the first attack on a U.S. base in Syria since the March 23 Iranian drone attack that killed an American contractor and wounded five U.S. service members in Kharab Al-Jir, near Al-Hasakah in northeastern Syria. On March 26, an Iran-backed Syrian militia claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement, vowing more attacks against the U.S. forces.

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