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Reports of drone attack on US troops at Al-Tanf base in Syria

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UPDATE: US official confirmed no injuries or deaths were reported after attack on American forces at Al Tanf in Syria.

According to initial reports, the US base Al-Tanf was attacked late Wednesday night by drones in Syria.

“We know of no casualties,” an official told AFP news agency.

“Explosions resounded from the Al Tanf base used by the US-led coalition” fighting Daesh group, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

A CENTCOM military official told Sky News Arabia, initial assessments suggested that Iran had targeted Al-Tanf, and investigations are still underway. There were no injuries.

“Drone attack on US troops in Al Tanf, Syria. Local sources claim multiple drones were involved in tonight’s attack. Some coming from Iraq-Syria border,” BBC reporter said on Twitter. “Military sources at the moment though say only a suicide drone targeted the base.”

Al-Tanf, also known as the Al-Tanf garrison, is a US military base in Homs Governorate, located 24 kilometres west of the al-Tanf border crossing in the Syrian Desert. The surrounding deconfliction zone runs along the Iraq–Jordan border and the Jordan–Syria border.


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