Washington: Elie Youssef Al-Qamishli: Kamal Sheikho, Idlib: Firas Karam
Yesterday, the US-led international coalition announced the targeting of a military base where its forces are located, in north-eastern Syria, with 8 rockets, accusing the pro-Iranian factions of being responsible, at a time when it was reported that US-backed forces had targeted “Tehran militias” in the countryside of Deir Ezzor near Iraq borders.
The exchange of bombing came yesterday, the day after the coalition confirmed that it had thwarted an attack on the same base, coinciding with the targeting of American bases in Iraq on the second anniversary of the assassination of the commander of the “Quds Force” in the Iranian “Guard” General Qassem Soleimani, and the deputy head of the Iraqi “Popular Mobilization” Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis. , In an American strike near Baghdad airport.
In a statement, the coalition said: “Coalition forces were targeted with 8 rockets” fired at a base known as the “Green Village” in northeastern Syria. The attack did not cause any casualties, but a number of shells landed inside the base, causing “minor damage,” according to the coalition, which reported that the US-backed “Syrian Democratic Forces” had fired 6 artillery shells at al-Mayadin area in Deir ez-Zor.
On the other hand, the US embassy in Syria announced on Twitter that Washington “condemns the attacks that damage infrastructure” in Idlib, and “we call for an immediate halt to the escalation by the regime and Russia.” “The continued attacks by the Syrian regime and Russia on civilian infrastructure are a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law,” French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anne-Clair Logander said.