U.S. Military Base Located in Syria Latest to be Attacked by Iran-Backed Militia

A U.S. military base located at Abu Hajar Airport in north-eastern Syria is the latest to be attacked by the Iran-backed Shia militia forces.

Sabereen News, which is closely affiliated with the group, published a statement in which the Islamic Resistance claims to have attacked the base utilizing a “missile salvo,” further claiming to have “directly hit its targets,” echoing previous claims by the group that have been commonly refuted by US Central Command.

Attacks on U.S. forces have been increasing due to the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with the most recent being yesterday, which you can read here, while three other bases were attacked earlier this week, which you can read here.

The group’s statement can be read below:

“In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, permission has been given to those who fight because they have been wronged, and indeed, God is able to grant them victory. The Mujahideen of the Islamic Resistance in Iraq targeted the American occupation base at ‘Abu Hajar Airport—the ruins of Al-Jir’ in northeastern Syria—with a missile salvo and directly hit its targets.”