Drone Strikes Hit Positions Near U.S. Base in Syria


Unidentified drones struck positions near a U.S. military garrison located in a remote stretch of southeastern Syria close to the borders with Jordan and Iraq, Newsweek has learned.

Reports of the attack first spread across local outlets tied to the Syrian opposition and were later confirmed to Newsweek by a U.S. official. The official said the attacks involved an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and “indirect fire” with “no casualties” reported.

A spokesperson for the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) told Newsweek the coalition does not “have anything for release on this at the moment,” and referred to U.S. Central Command’s public affairs, which did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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Source: Newsweek