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Two US Military Bases Under Fire in Eastern Syria – Sources

In this April 4, 2018, file photo, a U.S. soldier sits on an armored vehicle on a newly installed position, near front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – Two US military facilities sitting on natural oil and gas fields in eastern Syria came under fire on Saturday, local Syrian sources told Sputnik.”Four missiles fell on the territory of a US base in Koniko,” a source said. The missile strike on the Koniko gas field in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor was followed by a drone attack on a US installation in the Omar oil field in the same province, another source said. “Three drones attacked an American base. Several explosions were heard at the base,” the source said, adding US air defenses failed to foil the attack. These are the latest in a string of more than 160 attacks on US facilities in Syria and neighboring Iraq that Washington attributes to Iran-backed militias. The Pentagon retaliated last week by striking targets belonging to militant groups who it says killed three US troops in an attack on a US outpost near Jordan in early February. Iraq and Syria condemned the US aggression against their territories.AnalysisUS Will Only Be Thrown Out of Iraq Kicking and Screaming: Here’s Why9 January, 18:58 GMT

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