DAMASCUS, BM, ($1= 1,257 Syrian Pounds) – Yesterday, dozens of civilian reports in the Syrian region of the Al-Omar oil field said they had heard or seen missiles and RPG shells aimed at a U.S. base in the area. BulgarianMilitary.com followed social media communication, shared multimedia content, and civic reports in the Al-Omar area.
Regiment Wayne Maroto, a spokesman for the US-led coalition force in the area, issued an official statement saying there had been no such attack. Yes, but several international media outlets, including the Associated Press, reported that such an attack had taken place.
BulgarianMiliter.com received a video by e-mail, which is alleged to be from the missile attack in question at the American base. The video is our source in Syria, but he did not shoot it. Despite the good quality in the beginning, after only a few seconds the video starts to interrupt and cut, but from the first seconds, it is clear that shots are fired and aimed at a specific target in the oil field, without guaranteeing exactly what the target is.
On social media, locals from this area of Syria posted photos, which are also alleged to be from the attack in the area. We also tracked the activity of the digital map of what was happening in Syria and found that the map recorded battles in exactly where the American base is located.
Judging by the explosions and the fire, the damage to the US military base is quite serious, while it is unknown at this time who exactly is behind the attack, as it could be both pro-Iranian groups and Islamic State terrorists.
From its sources, BulgarianMilitary.com knows that almost every week there is an attack on the Americans in Syria, but for objective reasons they have not been confirmed by the Pentagon, ie. if confirmed, the United States will have to withdraw troops according to its legislation.
It is not known if there were any casualties as a result of the missile attack.
We remind you that similarly, the British Ministry of Defense tried to lie that their ship HMS Defender was not fired with warning shots by a Russian ship, but later a video appeared refuting this lie, as well as a report by a British journalist who was on a ship of the British Navy.
Last week US troops stationed at a military base in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor have come under intense rocket attack. The information was confirmed by the Syrian state agency SANA and the spokesperson of Operation Inherent Resolve Col. Wayne Marotto of the US Army.
“U.S. Forces in Syria, while under multiple rocket attack, acted in self-defense and conducted counter-battery artillery fire at rocket launching positions,” Colonel Marotto said.
The attack took place in the area of the Omar oil field at 19:44 local time on June 28. Colonel Marotto confirms that American troops have returned fire.
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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