Rockets Hit Another U.S. Base In Syria On Friday Following An Early U.S. Retaliatory Strike

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  • Source: Wayne Dupree
  • 03/24/2023
On Friday, after the United States struck facilities held by Iranian-backed militia groups, rockets attacked another U.S. outpost in Syria. According to Maj. John Moore, a spokeswoman for U.S. Central Command, there were no deaths from the rocket attacks on the Green Village base in the Al-Omar gas field in northeastern Syria (CENTCOM).

After a drone strike earlier in the day killed a U.S. contractor and injured five American service members and another contractor, Washington launched retaliation strikes Thursday night against Iranian-backed forces.


The Pentagon claims that at around 1:38 p.m. local time on Thursday, a drone strike was carried out on a coalition base in Hasakah in northeast Syria by militants affiliated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

The U.S. has taken "all necessary steps to safeguard our people and will always respond at a time and location of our choosing," as CENTCOM commander General Michael Kurilla stated after the retaliatory strikes were carried out in response to the drone attack.

If Iran launches any more strikes, "we are postured for scalable possibilities," Kurilla warned. US Central Command says, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the contractor's family and the service men and contractor who were injured. He went on to say, "Our troops remain in Syria to secure the lasting defeat of ISIS," which is good for Syria and the region.

The United States has about 900 troops stationed in eastern Syria, where they are training and assisting ally militants in a struggle against the terrorist organization ISIS. Kurilla testified before the House Armed Services Committee this week that there had been at least 78 attacks on American forces in Syria by Iranian-backed groups since 2021.

Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.) chimed in that the total number of assaults was "huge number." The fact that Iran is acting in this way, he argued, should receive more attention.

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