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US troops come under missile fire in Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria — TV

There was no information about the aftermath of the attack

BEIRUT, January 10. /TASS/. US troops have been attacked with missiles in eastern Syria, Al Mayadeen reported.

According to the television channel, the incident took place near the Koniko natural gas field in the province of Deir ez-Zor, home to a US military base.

There was no information about the aftermath of the attack.

Earlier, the Shi’ite military groups warned the United States in a statement posted on their Telegram channel that they would step up their military operations in Syria and Iraq, as "Washington continues to provide military aid to the Israeli army, which is killing civilians in the Gaza Strip and southern Lebanon."

A large share of the Syrian provinces of Hasakah, Deir ez-Zor and Raqqa, located in the east and northeast of the country, is currently controlled by the US-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Since 2015, the US command has established nine military bases in this area. At the end of 2019, then US President Donald Trump approved a plan that would leave several hundred US troops in Syria. One of their main tasks was to ensure control of oil fields in the northeast and east of the country. Damascus views the US’ military presence on Syrian territory as illegal occupation.