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Four attacks against US troops in Syria hours after strikes on IRGC facilities

New rocket and drone attacks targeted US bases in Syria in the hours following the latest US airstrikes designed to dissuade the IRGC and its militias from continuing their attacks on American personnel.
US-made armoured vehicles bearing markings of the US Marine Corps are seen on a road north of Raqa in northern Syria on March 27, 2017. US-backed forces battled the Islamic State group around a key Syrian town, after the capture of an airbase brought them closer to besieging the jihadists in their stronghold Raqa.Operations are currently focused on the strategically important town of Tabqa on the Euphrates River, and the adjacent dam and military airport. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN (Photo credit should r

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. 

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