Iranian agency claims ‘resistance’ hit US base in Syria with rockets

DAMASCUS, Syria (North Press) – Tasnim News Agency, a semi-official Iranian agency, claimed that ‘the Resistance’ targeted the US base in the al-Omar oil field in Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, with 15 rockets on Monday morning in response to US airstrikes on trucks near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The agency alleged that US fighter jets “targeted three civilian trucks carrying products related to electricity, batteries, and construction materials such as wood and ceramics near the Syrian-Iraqi border in the Abu Kamal area with seven missiles at 4:30 am.”

In a statement to North Press earlier today, an IRGC military source in the region claimed that a fighter jet belonging to the US-led Global Coalition targeted a weapons depot and two military posts of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the town of Abu Kamal, in eastern Deir ez-Zor near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Tasnim stated that ‘the Resistance’, likely referring to the Islamic Resistance in Iraq which is affiliated with the IRGC, targeted the US base in the al-Omar oil field in Syria at 7:15 am with 15 rockets. So far, there have been no reports of damage to this base, according to the agency.

The US-led Global Coalition has not commented on the incident and has not claimed any airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor.

By Saad al-Yaziji