WASHINGTON — Bases used by the US military in Syria have come under four separate rocket and drone attacks since Washington authorized the third round of precision airstrikes against facilities used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and associated militias in eastern Syria on Sunday night, a US official confirmed to Al-Monitor.
Shortly after the US strikes on Sunday evening, “a multi-rocket attack” targeted the US-led coalition, Mission Support Site-Euphrates, in Syria’s far east.
US troops at the Green Village base near Syria’s al-Omar oilfield in Deir Ezzor province and the US-led coalition base at Shaddadi also were targeted each by a one-way attack drone on Sunday night, the official said. Both of those drones were shot down before striking the bases.
The drumbeat of attacks continued into Monday, as “multiple one-way drones” targeted the coalition base at Rumalyn Landing Zone, according to the US official. One of those drones was shot down while the other impacted the base, causing infrastructure damage to four tents.