Multiple rockets targeting American forces struck a U.S. base in Eastern Syria on Monday.
The attack comes just one day after the U.S. carried out airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias.
Some rockets landed within immediate vicinity of U.S. troops, however early reports have indicated that no injuries were sustained.
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The retaliation strike happened at an oil field site referred to as “Green Village.” Around 900 U.S. troops operate in the area to protect local Syrian fighters against ISIS.
In response to the attack, U.S. forces immediately returned fire.
PENTAGON – U.S. troops in Syria have returned fire after a rocket attack targeted American forces there Monday, according to a military spokesman.
“U.S. Forces in Syria, while under multiple rocket attack, acted in self-defense and conducted counter-battery artillery fire at rocket launching positions,” U.S. Colonel Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for the international military intervention against Islamic State, wrote on Twitter.
The rockets targeted a military base in Deir ez-Zour known as Green Village, multiple sources with knowledge of the attack confirmed to VOA. Marotto told VOA the U.S. responded to the rockets with 155 mm artillery rounds.via VOA
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Damage is still being assessed from the rocket attack, and no injuries have been reported.
On Monday the White House said it ordered the military to conduct airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in Syria and Iraq.
“I directed last night’s airstrikes targeting sites used by the Iranian-backed militia groups responsible for recent attacks on US personnel in Iraq,” Biden stated.
Several U.S. lawmakers voiced frustration with Biden, claiming he overstepped his authority and that Congress should authorize military strikes.
Biden responded by saying, “I have that authority under Article II, and even those up in the Hill who are reluctant to acknowledge that have acknowledged that’s the case.”
Thy should of never remove the military in the first place I spent 3 years over there we really made a difference but it takes more than a year or so. It took years to make them the way they are.You can’t change them overnight
Thank you James, for your service, from a Vietnam Nam Vet
Philip Arvelo says
Every Republican complain about Biden, but they are not complaining when he continues to extend unemployed. It should stop and tell the people collecting the money to get back to work instead of taking hand outs from the government.
Except for the fact that Republican run states have refused to accept any further federal unemployment benefits as they want people to get back to work instead of staying at home.
Texas has 160k job openings in the restaurant industry that can’t be filled because people were making more on unemployment than they were at their job. Texas has now made it mandatory for those on unemployment to actively search for a job and made “fear of catching Covid-19” no longer an acceptable excuse for refusing to take a job when offered.
R ichard says
Yes said it Wright and numbers just came out where free money stoped flowing ther Unemployment rates drop 25 to 50% less at this point
Manuel Gaxiola says
I would like to see Gov. Abbott go around to areas that are not clear of the virus to get a minimum wage job. We need to vote him out of office.
The military leadership has stooped so low to follow an incompetent POTUS. Continue and watch the demise in store just to please an idiot until your retirements of shame.
Combat disabled USMC Retired Vet
Manuel Gaxiola says
My guess is that you’re a Former President supporter. I made this guess by the derogatory comments you made of our present Commander and Chief. Maybe because you’re a disabled vet like I am that you want a racist, misogynistic, leader in charge. Forget it he will never hold the position of president anymore.
William Owen says
I didn’t necessarily like him personally but his programs worked the economy improved etc. He isn’t a wimp like our military leadership is now and he does believe in people like you and me. What we have now is complete and utter incompetency at the highest level and considered a joke to the entire rest of the world. I agree that he shouldn’t be president again, but he should be helping the GOP pull themselves together and create a working relation ship with the Dems, get rid of the partisan politics that now permeates the government.
Thank you for your service and resultant sacrifice.
William Owen says
Grow some balls, Quit messing with this guys and show them what is really possible. If they fire one rocked we return ten. If one of our soldiers die 100 of theirs go down. The politicians that are pulling the strings and spending countless millions need to be shut down and given a tutu. Then they have a uniform to help the confused babies that cant figure who or what they are
Well said. R/Mark USN Ret, SAIC (USCENTCOM) DOD CTR, Engineer Ret
Lou S. says
I would to commend you on your action…. You done good! I support this and everything you are trying to accomplish.