BREAKING NEWS: Multiple Rockets Hits US Military Base In Syria Less Than 24 Hours After Biden Launched Airstrikes On Iran

 Multiple rockets hit a US military base in eastern Syria on Monday, less than 24 hours after President Biden launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed militia sites. 


Coly. Wayne Morrotto, spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said: 'At 7:44 PM local time, U.S. Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets. There are no injuries and damage is being assessed.'

A US defense official told CNN the rockets were 'likely' fired by Iranian-backed militia in the area, but the origin had not been determined. 

Some of the missiles landed near US troops, according to the report. The attack took place at a site known as the 'Green Village' near an oil field, where 900 American troops are believed to be stationed. 

Iraq on Monday condemned overnight U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militia groups on the Syrian-Iraqi border that killed at least seven fighters and sparked calls for revenge from Iraqi armed factions.

President Joe Biden's second strike of his administration on pro-Iran sites sparked fears of further escalation between Tehran and Washington during faltering efforts to revive Iran's nuclear deal. 

Two targets were attacked in Syria, with a third also bombed in Iraq. The Pentagon said multiple Iran-backed militia groups including Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) had been hit. 

The Pentagon released video footage from the cockpit of the attack Monday morning. 

U.S. Air Force F-15 and F-16 jets  dropped 500 and 2,000-pound satellite-guided missiles during the strike on the Al Qaim region near the border, and returned to base without incident afterwards. 

At least six more fighters were wounded and the targets included an arms depot near Albu Kamal, a Syrian town which lies where the border crosses the Euphrates river, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi condemned the attack as a 'blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty and Iraqi national security'.

'Iraq reiterates its refusal to be an arena for settling scores,' Kadhemi added in a statement, urging all sides to avoid any further escalation.

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