US military base in Syria hit by drone strike and ground fire in coordinated attack

The US military base in Al-Tanf, Syria, was hit by a coordinated attack on Wednesday with a drone strike and possible ground fire, that US officials say was a ‘coordinated attack’

No US troops were injured and it is not clear who carried out the attack.

The base is used to train local Syrian forces against the Islamic State 

This is the third attack in Syria on Wednesday alone following a bus bombing that killed 14 and a shelling that killed 13 on Wednesday, October 20.

 

US military base in Syria hit by drone strike and ground fire in coordinated attack

A US official said the attack appeared to include at least one drone strike and possibly groundfire at the base in Al-Tanf, Syria, which houses some of the 900 US soldiers in Syria. The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran, all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

 

‘Explosions resounded from the Al Tanf base used by the US-led coalition’ fighting Daesh group, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a statement. Daesh is a name used locally for ISIS. 

 

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity said there was no information on whether local Syrian forces were injured or killed in the attack.