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US occupation forces in Iraq, Syria targeted in two separate attacks in 24 hours

An aerial picture taken from a helicopter shows the US-run Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq. (Photo by AP)

US occupation forces in Iraq and Syria have come under two separate attacks in the past 24 hours, the first such ones after a near three-month pause amid rising indignation in the region over Washington’s support for Israel’s barbaric war on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

The development was reported on Monday by Reuters, which cited unnamed Iraqi security sources and US officials as saying that the attacks on the American military bases had been carried out with the use of missiles and drones.

According to an American official, at least one armed drone was launched at the Ain al-Asad air base hosting US troops in the western Iraqi province of Anbar.

US and Iraqi officials also said five rockets had been fired from northern Iraq towards American forces at a base in Rimelan in remote northeastern Syria.

There were no reports of casualties or the extent of damage from the attacks, and no groups or individuals have claimed responsibility for the strikes yet.

The 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 Israel's genocidal campaign in Gaza.

Israel waged a brutal war on the besieged Gaza Strip on October 7 after the Hamas-led Palestinian resistance groups carried out a historic operation against the occupying entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

The Tel Aviv regime has so far killed at least 34,097 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured 76,980 others.

Over the past months, the administration of US President Joe Biden has supplied Israel with weapons and intelligence support and on multiple occasions vetoed UN resolutions demanding the Israeli regime stop its aggression on Gaza.

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