Missiles Hit United States Military Bases in Syria


WASHINGTON – A United States (US) military outpost in Syria has been hit by rockets, according to US Central Command (CENTCOM). The Pentagon condemned the as yet unidentified attackers for undermining “hard-earned stability” in the region.

The missile attack comes amid escalating violence between Turkey and local Kurdish factions.

“At least two projectiles targeted a US patrol base near the town of al-Shaddadi in northeastern Syria late Friday (25/11/2022),” CENTCOM said in a brief statement, without providing details on who might have carried out the attack.

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While the US military remained silent about the type of missile used in the attack, the Pentagon noted an “unfired third rocket” was later found by Kurdish forces at the “origin site”.

The findings indicated it was not a cross-border attack and the projectiles were fired from a relatively close location.

“The attack did not result in injury or damage to the base or coalition property,” the US military said.

CENTCOM spokesman Joe Buccino added that attacks like these put coalition forces and civilians at risk and undermine the stability and security of Syria and its hard-won region.

Friday’s rocket attack came just days after the Pentagon voiced “deep concern” about the ongoing military action from Ankara.

The Pentagon claimed the Turkish strike “directly threatened” US personnel stationed at other bases in Syria.