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Militants launched rocket strike on U.S. military base in Syria

Militants launched rocket strike on U.S. military base in Syria U.S. base in the Middle East attacked again by militants (photo: Getty Images)

Iran-backed Iraqi militants have claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Friday, December 29, according to Xinhua.

Affiliated with Iran, militants known as the Islamic Resistance in Iraq have claimed that their fighters launched rockets at a U.S. base in the city of Harab al-Jir in the northeastern Syrian province of al-Hasakah.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in Britain, confirmed that explosions were heard at the U.S. base in Harab al-Jir. There are no reports of casualties at the moment.

This incident marks the 64th recorded attack on United States military bases in Syria since October 19.

What proceeded this

On Monday, December 25, the U.S. military targeted elements of the Kataib Hezbollah movement. This strike was in response to a drone attack on an American base in Iraq.

In the drone attack linked to Iraq, one U.S. servicemember was critically injured, and two others were wounded.

President Joe Biden stated that the U.S. airstrikes on targets in Iraq were aimed at deterring Iran and Tehran-backed militant groups from carrying out attacks on American personnel and assets in the Middle East.