Aug 06, 2020 16:32 UTC
  • Missiles hit US base in northeast Syria after report of oil 'theft' plan

Multiple missiles have struck an illegally occupied US military base in Syria’s northeast where Washington seeks to control and loot crude resources in the war-torn West Asian country.

According to reports, the base came under fire by a barrage of missiles in al-Shaddadi of northeastern Syrian province of al-Hasakah, Syria's al-Watan newspaper reported on Thursday.

There has been no immediate report of casualties or any claim of responsibility for the attack.

US military vehicles transporting American troops and their bases have been attacked several times over the past few years across the region. 

In recent months, the US military has reportedly sent a new convoy of trucks carrying military and logistical equipment to Hasakah.

Since late October 2019, the United States has been redeploying troops to the oil fields controlled by its Kurdish mercenaries in eastern Syria, in a reversal of President Donald Trump’s earlier order to withdraw all troops there.

Syria, which has not authorized the presence of the US military in its territory, says Washington is “plundering” its oil.

The presence of US forces in eastern Syria has particularly irked civilians, and local residents have on several occasions stopped American military convoys entering the region. 

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