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Report: US soldier hurt as drone targets military base in eastern Syria

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
US soldiers patrol the countryside of the oil-rich town of Rumeilan in Hasakah province, northeastern Syria, on June 7, 2023. (File photo by AFP)

A US soldier has reportedly been injured when an unmanned aerial vehicle targeted a major base housing American occupation forces and allied militants in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, as anti-American sentiments are growing across the region over Washington’s support for Israel’s onslaught on the Gaza Strip.

Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing local sources speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that the combat drone hit targets inside the Tel Baydar base on Saturday afternoon.

There were no immediate reports about the extent of damage caused and serious casualties.

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an umbrella group of anti-terror fighters, has claimed responsibility for most of the dozens of recent attacks against US occupation forces in Iraq and Syria, saying they were carried out in retaliation for US support of Israel’s bloody military campaign against the Gaza Strip.

The US House of Representatives on November 2 passed a standalone $14.3-billion military assistance package for Israel. The legislation, however, is yet to clear the Senate. 

Washington, which has backed Tel Aviv's ferocious attacks on Gaza as a means of "self-defense," has also been casting its veto against the United Nations Security Council resolutions that called on the occupying regime to cease its aggression.

Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on the coastal enclave, including hospitals, residences, and houses of worship, since Palestinian resistance movements launched their surprise attack, dubbed Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, against the regime on October 7.

Over 12,300 Palestinians have been killed, including more than 5,000 children. More than 29,800 individuals have sustained injuries as well.

According to the Ministry of Health, 3,640 citizens are still missing or under the rubble, including 1,770 children.

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