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US-occupied base in eastern Syria targeted by explosive-laden drones: Report

In this file picture, US troops patrol in the countryside of Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah near the Turkish border. (Photo by AFP)

A US base in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr has reportedly come under an attack by explosive-laden drones, the latest in a series of strikes on American forces in the Arab country.

Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing local sources speaking on condition of anonymity, reported that three drones targeted US forces based at the al-Omar oil field on Thursday evening.

The sources added that massive explosions were heard at the US-run facility as the unmanned aerial vehicles flew overhead.

The US military scrambled helicopters in response to the attack. There were no immediate reports about possible casualties or the extent of damage at the installation.

Iraqi resistance forces have conducted dozens of strikes on the US-run military installations in both Iraq and Syria amid growing anti-US sentiments in the region over Washington’s support for the Israeli genocidal campaign in Gaza.

Israel launched hostilities in Gaza following a historic operation by the Gaza-based Hamas resistance group against the occupying entity in retaliation for its intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

More than 110 days into the campaign, the regime has achieved no objectives despite killing at least 27,000 people in Gaza, around 70 percent of them women and children. Another 66,130 individuals have been wounded as well.

The United States has supplied Israel with weapons and intelligence support and blocked UN resolutions calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in the Palestinian territory.

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