The United States announced on Thursday that U.S. soldiers in Syria shot down two drones that were aimed at them, resulting in a few minor injuries. This comes as Washington is on high alert for any action by groups backed by Iran as regional tensions rise amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Speaking under anonymity, the officials stated that the attack against US forces occurred on Wednesday at the Al-Tanf facility, which is close to Syria’s borders with Jordan and Iraq.
The officials did not say who was responsible for the attack.
Lebanon’s Iran-aligned Al Mayadeen TV reported on Thursday that two U.S. military bases in Syria have come under attack.
Al Mayadeen reported a drone attack on the Al-Tanf base and a missile attack on the Conoco base in the countryside of the northern Deir al-Zor region. It gave no further information.
U.S. military forces in Iraq were targeted on Wednesday in two separate drone attacks, with one causing minor injuries to a small number of troops even though the U.S. military managed to intercept the armed drone.