Missile attack on a US military base was carried out in eastern Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – A missile attack on a US base in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor was carried out by unknown assailants on August 19, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Syrian state news agency SANA.
According to the agency, the blow was struck at a military base in the area of the Koniko gas field. No additional information was provided.
Note that the territory of the Koniko field is under the control of the “Syrian Democratic Forces” [SDF – ed.], supported by the international coalition. The field is one of the largest in Syria.
The Syrian official authorities have repeatedly stated that American troops are present in the country illegally and are occupiers, and that the control of the United States and the forces it supports over the Syrian oil and gas fields is state piracy.
This attack may be a possible response
As we reported on August 17 the US Armed Forces launched an airstrike on a Syrian army checkpoint located in a village southeast of the city of Qamishli (Haseke province).
According sources, the blow was struck after the Syrian military did not let the American patrol through the checkpoint. As noted by SANA, as a result of the airstrike, one Syrian soldier was killed and two were injured.
Washington has not yet commented on this information.
War in Syria
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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