According to a report by RTA on the 18th, Syrian Al-Hadath TV station said that several rockets exploded at the U.S. military base in Deir ez-Zor province in northern Syria on Thursday local time. It is reported that the U.S. military camp attacked by rockets is located near the Al-Omar oil field in Syria.
According to the TV station, American soldiers and Kurdish armed “Syrian Democratic Army” (SDF) are currently cleaning up the area around the oil facilities.
Previously, on August 19, a U.S. military base in Deir ez-Zor was attacked by rockets. At that time, no casualties between American and Kurdish armed personnel were reported. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported at that time that the first attack on a U.S. military installation in Syria was attacked, and a U.S. military base in the Konok oil field in Syria was under the control of the U.S. military and Kurdish armed forces.
Since 2015, the United States has established nine military bases in northeast Syria, four of which are located near the oil field in Deir ez-Zor province and five in the neighboring Hasakeh governorate. The United States and Kurdish forces control the oil-producing areas on the east bank of the Euphrates River, especially the largest oil fields, Omar, Tanak, Jafra and Konok, from which 80% of Syria’s oil was extracted before the war.
In October this year, the United States deployed another 500 U.S. troops in Syria, claiming to assist Kurdish armed forces in combating terrorists active from Islamic State (ISIS) extremist organizations.