United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed that no U.S. troops were injured in a rocket attack against a coalition patrol base in al-Shaddadi, Syria.
According to CENTCOM: “ Two rockets targeted coalition forces at the US patrol base in al-Shaddadi, Syria, today at approximately 10:31 p.m. local time in Syria (4:31 p.m. EST).
The attack resulted in no injuries or damage to the base or coalition property.
Syrian Democratic Forces visited the rocket origin site and found a third unfired rocket.
“Attacks of this kind place coalition forces and the civilian populace at risk and undermine the hard-earned stability and security of Syria and the region,” said Col. Joe Buccino, CENTCOM spokesman.”
Immediately following the explosions, drone and aircraft activity were recorded near the coalition base. This has been the first recorded attack on U.S. basing since the SDF declared a pause in their anti-ISIS mission following Turkish airstrikes last week.