Greater Middle East (bbabo.net), - A US military base located near the Al-Omar oil field in the Kurdish-controlled region of northeastern Syria, near the city of Deir ez-Zor, was attacked by drones, the Jerusalem newspaper reported Post. It is noted that this attack was a response to the recent US strike on Baghdad, during which the commander of the “missile unit” of the Kataib Hezbollah group was killed.
On Wednesday, the Lebanese media network Al Mayadeen, which Israel says is affiliated with Hezbollah, reported explosions near a US Army base in Syria. American units have been in the area since 2017.
The base was attacked by a “swarm of suicide drones,” the Jerusalem Post writes, citing information from the Egyptian Bayan-Gate News. It is emphasized that this was the second attack of this kind this week against American bases in the region.
American airstrikes against Kataib Hezbollah were a response to the death of three American troops at a base in Jordan.
Today's attack came just hours after the alleged US killing of a Kataib Hezbollah commander in Baghdad, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Kataib Hezbollah is closely involved in the current round of escalation with numerous attacks on US positions in the Middle East, and they are suspected of being directly behind the deadly attack on the US base Tower 22 in Jordan.
The group abandoned attacks on US bases after it was found to be responsible for the killing of three US military personnel. They have been accused of attacking American bases in coordination with other Iran-aligned forces such as Yemen's Houthis.
Kataib Hezbollah, according to Israeli authorities, is one of several groups operating in the region to support Iran's foreign policy goals in Iraq and Syria, operating under the umbrella name Islamic Resistance in Iraq, the Jerusalem Post reported.