A series of loud explosions occurred inside one of the largest US bases in the suburbs of Dayr al-Zawr in eastern Syria, followed by plumes of smoke rising into the air from the base, media reported on Monday afternoon.
On its part, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement on Monday that a rocket strike targeted US-led coalition forces in Syria, resulting in no casualties or coalition property.
“An ineffective rocket attack targeted coalition forces, at Mission Support Site Conoco, northeast Syria, today at 10:51 AM Eastern Standard Time (approximately 5:51 PM local time in Syria).
One rocket struck in the vicinity of the coalition outpost and an additional rocket was found at the attack’s point of origin,” the statement said.
The US military controls parts of the provinces of Al-Hasakah, Raqqa, Aleppo, and Deir Ezzor, where the largest Syrian oil and gas fields are located. The Syrian government has repeatedly called the US military presence in the provinces an occupation aimed at plundering the country’s oil.