The US’ biggest military base in Syria has been hit by a number of “massive” explosions, reports said.
According to Tasnim news agency, the reports said on Sunday the blasts rocked the outpost located in Syria’s al-Omar Oilfield in the Arab country’s eastern Province of Deir Ez-Zur.
Yemen’s al-Masirah television network cited Syrian sources as describing the blasts as “successive” explosions.
The Syrian Observatory for Human rights, a UK-based so-called monitor, also told Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV that the oilfield had been hit by a number of rockets.
Russia Today Arabic quoted Farhad Shami, Head of the Office of Media and Information for the US-backed so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militant group, as saying “two rockets” had landed on the western periphery of the oilfield.
Other reports, however, said the blasts were caused as a result of “training” activity taking place among foreign forces there.
In Syria, the United States has been trying to keep a tight control over certain strategic areas, including the eastern oilfield, where it is engaged in large-scale theft of the country’s crude.
The Iraqi parliament and Damascus have both ruled the US-led coalition’s operation in the countries as illegal.
This is not the first time the American terrorist forces come under attack in either country.
The latest of the attacks to target the foreign forces in Syria came on June 28 after US President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes along Iraq and Syria’s common border.