Attack in Syria Injuries Two US Soldiers

 Artillery hit a US base in Deir Ez-Zor province in eastern Syria on Thursday, in which two coalition members suffered minor injuries, the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve said .

“Green Village in the province that borders Iraq reported receiving two rounds of indirect fire. Two Coalition members were slightly injured in the attack,” the coalition said in a statement.

According to the coalition, the two injured soldiers were treated and returned to duty. The coalition said the incoming rounds ignited two fires which were quickly extinguished.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack so far.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that five rockets were fired early Thursday from positions where Iranian-backed fighters are based.

In the past, Iranian-backed militias have targeted bases hosting US personnel in both Iraq and Syria. In some attacks, the US has responded by targeting sites belonging to pro-Iranian militias.

Hundreds of US troops are stationed in northeastern Syria, supporting Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the fight against the Islamic State group.


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