Iran proxy attacks US base after Biden airstrikes over killed US contractor
Iran proxy forces launched a series of missile strikes at a U.S. base in northeast Syria on Friday, one day after a deadly drone attack on another base in the region prompted President Joe Biden to order a wave of retaliatory airstrikes.
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U.S. officials said “lots of rockets” targeted an American base Friday, but there were no known U.S. casualties, CBS News reported. Fox News reported that the base was near the Al-Omar oil field, the largest oil field in Syria.
CBS reported that photos circulating online appeared to show at least one missile hit homes in the region rather than a military target.
The attack came after the U.S. and Iran-backed forces appear to have traded blows on Thursday. The Pentagon stated that a drone of Iranian origin “struck” an allied base, killing a U.S. contractor and wounding five U.S. troops. In response, President Joe Biden ordered a series of precision airstrikes against Iran-linked targets in eastern Syria.