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Pro-Iran militias attack US base in Syria with drones

MADRID, 2 Feb.

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Pro-Iran militias attack US base in Syria with drones


This Thursday, pro-Iranian Iraqi militias attacked the US base located in the Al Omar oil field, located in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor (east) and which is the largest of the international coalition in the country.

The base has been the target of a drone attack, which has been responded to with air defense fire, and no casualties have been reported so far, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

During the same day, a group of US helicopters crossed at low altitude the airspace of the Euphrates River, which separates the territory controlled by the coalition of these militias, after which explosions could be heard in the city of Abu Kamal, in the border with Iraq, according to informants from the organization, which is based in London but has personnel in the country.

Since October 19, the Observatory has reported 107 attacks by these militias, supported by Iran and which supposedly requested the cessation of these activities after the death of three US soldiers in Jordan, of which 26 have targeted the aforementioned base as rejection of US support for Israel in its offensive against the Gaza Strip.

Between Syria and Iraq, attacks against US bases amount to 158, none of them serious, since these types of US installations usually have anti-aircraft defenses. The explosion of a drone in Jordanian territory has not been claimed by any group and the United States has already promised a forceful response for the death of its three soldiers.

These actions are usually demanded by the Islamic Resistance of Iraq, a group of Iraqi Shia militias that share a political vision and have the support of Tehran, among which are Kataib Hezbollah, Kataib Sayid al Shuhada, Asaib Ahl al Haq or Harakat Hezbollah al Nujaba.