A military facility housing US Occupation forces in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr has reportedly come under rocket fire from nearby areas.
The Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency, citing local sources, reported that several massive explosions were heard in the area close to the US-controlled al-Omar oil field late Friday, after barrages of projectiles struck the site.
Local sources said a number of ambulances were dispatched to the site as rocket sirens were sounded out.
All roads leading to the occupied military facility were sealed by US-backed Kurdish militants affiliated with the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The sources did not rule out the possibility of serious injuries and damage.
US occupation military jets and reconnaissance drones flew intensely over the field following the attacks. No group has yet claimed responsibility for them.
The US military has for long stationed its forces and equipment in northeastern Syria, with the Pentagon claiming that the deployment is aimed at preventing the oilfields in the area from falling into the hands of Daesh terrorists.
Damascus, however, maintains that the deployment is meant to plunder the country’s natural resources. Former US president Donald Trump admitted on several occasions that American forces were in the Arab country for its oil wealth.
Source: Sputnik and Mehr news agencies