Pentagon: Missiles target US base in Syria
(MENAFN) According to US Central Command, an American military base in Syria has been attacked with rockets, damaging the region's "hard-earned stability" amid growing conflict between Turkey and local Kurdish organizations.
At least two rounds were fired at a US "patrol base" in the town of al-Shaddadi in northeastern Syria late Friday night, according to CENTCOM, which provided no specifics on who could have carried out the attack.
While the US military did not reveal the type of missiles used in the attack, it did state that a "third unfired rocket" was subsequently located by Kurdish troops at an "origin site," suggesting that it was not a cross-border strike and that the projectiles were launched from a reasonably local area.
“The attack resulted in no injuries or damage to the base or coalition property,” the military stated. CENTCOM representative Joe Buccino added that assaults “of this kind place coalition forces and the civilian populace at risk and undermine the hard-earned stability and security of Syria and the region.”
The missile attack on Friday comes just days after the Pentagon expressed "grave concern" over Ankara's escalating military operations, stating that Turkish attacks "directly endangered" US forces stationed at another Syrian site.
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