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Militants attack U.S. military base in Syria: 15 missiles fired

Militants attack U.S. military base in Syria: 15 missiles fired A U.S. military base was attacked by missiles in Syria (Photo: GettyImages)

A U.S. military base in the Middle East was attacked. The militants used 15 missiles, according to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).

Militants launched fifteen 122mm rockets from Iraq towards the Rumalyn Landing Zone U.S. military base in Syria on December 3. Fortunately, there were no personnel casualties or equipment damage.

"Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve located the point of origin with uncrewed ISR assets and passed the location to Iraqi Security Forces who moved to and investigated the site. A fuel truck modified to launch up to 20 rockets was located at the site," CENTCOM said.

Attacks on U.S. military bases in the Middle East

Since Hamas militants launched their war against Israel, dozens of attacks on U.S. troops have been carried out in the Middle East. According to the U.S. Central Command, 20 people have been injured in such attacks.

In response, the United States struck two Iranian facilities in Syria. Against the backdrop of these strikes on U.S. bases, Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Iraq in early November.

Also on November 21, the United States launched air strikes in response to an attack on the Al-Asad air base in Iraq and killed five to eight militants.