US military base in Syria came under fire, Lebanon claims
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Yesterday, March 23, a U.S. military base in the area of Deir Ez-Zor in Syria was subjected to intense rocket fire, claims the Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen. According to the T.V. sources, some American soldiers were injured.
According to Al-Mayadeen, the attackers fired “unknown missiles.” “Attackers fired missiles of unknown origin at a U.S. base at the Conico gas field in northern Deir Ez-Zor province. The shelling resulted in injuries to the U.S. military, “the channel said in a statement.
Sources of BulgarianMilitary.com say that yesterday there was tension and intensified military action, accompanied by rocket attacks in the area. So far, however, they have not confirmed that the missile attacks hit the U.S. military base.
Following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria during Donald Trump’s presidency, the Pentagon left reduced military personnel in the Arab Republic, located around Syria’s oil and gas fields. Together with the Syrian Democratic Forces, Washington is said to control the country’s oil fields.
Official Damascus has repeatedly accused Washington of stealing the country’s natural resources, calling the U.S. presence in the country “state piracy.”
Where is the American base located?
U.S. bases in the Deir Ez-Zor area of Syria are relatively new. There are two of them in total. According to the Turkish Anadolu Agency, their construction began simultaneously in 2019, with between 250 and 300 US troops initially sent in. Turkish sources say the two bases were built around the 113th Brigade and near the Al-Sur area.
The map shows that the Syrian governorate of Deir Ez-Zor is located along the Euphrates River in northeastern Syria. It is located almost 450 km from the capital of Syria – Damascus.
The two U.S. bases in the region are far from significant military action in Syria. They are currently held in Idlib and Aleppo’s governorates, which are located in the western and northwestern parts of the Arab Republic, respectively.
Is Al Mayadeen’s information reliable?
Al Mayadeen is a Lebanese television station founded in 2013 in Beirut and is pro-Arab. The T.V. channel’s main competitors are Al Jazeera, Al Arabia, Sky News Arabia, and BBC Arab.
However, Al Mayadeen’s news is not always objective and accurate. Through the television network, the owners manipulate the local Lebanese population with proven unconfirmed and false information.
To this day, it is not known who the real owners of the television are. They are talking about an anonymous Arab businessman who is believed to be Rami Mahluf, a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. There are also doubts about the financing of television. Sources in Arab countries say it is being done under the protection of Iran and Hezbollah.
There are also doubts about the news director of Lebanese television. He is said to be married to a former adviser to Syrian President Al-Assad. The television denies this and claims that an Arab businessman financed the T.V. and that he requested anonymity.
STAY TUNED: BulgarianMilitary.com reminds you that at the end of February this year the United States launched an air strike on Iranian targets located in Syria. Read more about this attack.
Israel’s allies are Iran’s enemies
Communication between Israel and Iran is mostly threatening and hostile. Such has been the relationship between the two countries for a very long time. This situation is known as the proxy conflict, the proxy war, or the Cold War between the two countries.
The conflict “appeared” on the world map after the Iranian revolution in 1979. In all the years to this day, Iran aims to destroy Israel as a state. Tehran supports groups and organizations that are hostile to the Jewish state and people. On the other hand, Israel is worried about Iran’sIran’s nuclear program. The proximity of the two countries worries Tel Aviv that Iranians could use them against Israel if Iran has nuclear weapons. Israel also finds its allies in the face of the United States and Saudi Arabia, which are apparent opponents of Iran.
Thus, this conflict gradually turned into an Israeli-Iranian war. The competition has been going on since the start of the Syrian civil war. According to Iran, Israel rules by an illegitimate “Zionist regime,” a Tehran problem. Iran’sIran’s other point of reference is that the United States is hostile to Muslims because it supports Israel.
War in Syria
In February 2020, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria. Nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, Syrian-backed forces destroyed dozens of Turkish armored vehicles, and more than ten drones, including drones, 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, agreed that 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 use power.
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 several 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. Militants are loyal to Ankara and support Turkey.
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