US-led coalition blames Iran-backed groups for firing rockets at base

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The US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq accused Iran-backed militias of firing a number of rockets towards a coalition base in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria on Wednesday morning.

No casualties were reported in the rocket attack.

Maj.-Gen. John W. Brennan, Jr., the commander of the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, warned that “These inaccurate and indiscriminate indirect fire attacks pose a serious threat to innocent civilians because of their lack of discrimination.”

Brennan added the coalition reserves the right to defend itself and partner forces against any threat. “Our Coalition continues to see threats against our forces in Iraq and Syria by militia groups that are backed by Iran. These attacks are a dangerous distraction from our Coalition’s shared mission to advise, assist and enable partner forces to maintain the enduring defeat of Daesh.”

According to local news source Deir Ezzor 24, one of the rockets fired towards the base hit a mosque nearby.

Before the attack, the coalition conducted airstrikes against rocket launch sites it says posed an immediate threat in the vicinity of the Green Village in order to eliminate the threat.
Deir Ezzor 24 reporting that death and injuries were reporting among Iran-backed militias in Al-Mayadeen.

The rocket attack comes amid an uptick in attacks against US forces in Syria and Iraq in recent days, surrounding the second anniversary of the US assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.

According to local news source Deir Ezzor 24, one of the rockets fired towards the base hit a mosque nearby.

Before the attack, the coalition conducted airstrikes against rocket launch sites it says posed an immediate threat in the vicinity of the Green Village in order to eliminate the threat.
Deir Ezzor 24 reporting that death and injuries were reporting among Iran-backed militias in Al-Mayadeen.

The rocket attack comes amid an uptick in attacks against US forces in Syria and Iraq in recent days, surrounding the second anniversary of the US assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani.

Source » jpost

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