An Iraqi resistance group has claimed responsibility for drone strikes against American outposts in Syria. The group, known as the “Islamic Resistance” of Iraq, stated in a released statement that it targeted three locations where US troops are illegally deployed. The Pentagon confirmed that two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) were intercepted by US troops, and there were no casualties or damage.
According to reports from the Lebanon-based Al-Mayadeen channel, explosions were heard at the Al-Omar oilfield in the Deir-ez-Zor province. There were also reports of drone strikes at Al-Shadadi in Hasakah province and At-Tanf, a heavily fortified American base in the south of Syria.
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq claimed responsibility for the attacks, stating that they targeted US bases near Al-Omar and Al-Shaddadi, and achieved direct hits on the bases of the American occupation. However, it was later revealed that the images circulating alongside the statement were from 2019.
The US Central Command released a statement confirming that American troops had destroyed two one-way attack drones near US and Coalition forces in southwest Syria, preventing them from reaching their intended targets. The statement emphasized that there were no casualties or damage from the attack and that the US is vigilantly monitoring the situation and will take necessary and proportionate action to defend its troops.
Currently, there are approximately 1,000 US troops deployed in Syria, occupying key oil fields and Euphrates river crossings with the support of a Kurdish-led militia. The presence of US troops in Syria has been protested by the government in Damascus, which argues that it violates international law.
US President Joe Biden sparked speculation about a drone attack when he interrupted an event on “Bidenomics” and mentioned dealing with another issue in the White House Situation Room. However, it was later revealed that there was no emergency but rather a routine briefing on the situation in Israel.
The White House and the Pentagon have pointed to Iran as the force behind recent drone and rocket attacks on US bases in Syria and Iraq. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby accused Iran of actively facilitating these attacks and supporting Hamas and Hezbollah militias in their conflict with Israel.
In conclusion, an Iraqi resistance group has claimed responsibility for drone strikes against American outposts in Syria. The Pentagon confirmed the interception of two UAVs and no casualties or damage. The situation highlights the ongoing tensions in the region and the involvement of Iran in supporting attacks on US bases. The US is closely monitoring the situation and will take necessary action to defend its troops.