Iran-backed groups claim fresh attacks on US bases in Syria

Iran-backed militias in Iraq say they attacked two US bases in eastern Syria, their fourth attack in one day.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of Iranian-backed militias, says two drones attacked US military bases by the Al-Omar oil field in Deir el-Zour province and in al-Shaddadi further north. Officials in Washington do not immediately comment on the attack.

The attack comes hours after the group claimed responsibility for drone attacks on the al-Tanf garrison near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, and a stone’s throw away from the desert Rukban camp home to tens of thousands of Syrians.

There have been a string of similar attacks on US bases in Iraq and Syria over the past week. In one attack, the same group attacked two US bases in Iraq with drones, causing minor injuries among US forces.

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