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Syria: missile attack targets US troops

This photo taken on January 28, 2018 shows smoke rising on the Syrian side of the border from Hassa [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]
This photo taken on January 28, 2018 shows smoke rising on the Syrian side of the border from Hassa [OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images]

A missile attack targeted a base housing American forces in Syria on Monday, a spokesman for the US-led anti-Daesh coalition has revealed.

Coalition Spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said that the US troops were attacked by multiple rockets but suffered no casualties. He added that "counter-battery artillery fire" was aimed at "rocket launching positions".

The Syrian official news agency SANA quoted local sources in Deir Ez-Zor as saying that, "The military base housing the American occupation forces in Al-Omar oil field was targeted.

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that it was Iranian-backed groups in the western Euphrates region which targeted the American base.

The attack came hours after US warplanes launched strikes on pro-Iran militia positions on the Iraqi-Syrian border and inside Syria. At least five militia fighters were killed, and several others were wounded.

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