Three US service members suffered injuries in rocket attacks in eastern Syria.

Iran PressMiddle East: Three US service members were injured in two separate rocket attacks on facilities housing American troops in Syria, according to a statement from US Central Command (Centcom).

One service member at Mission Support Site Conoco was treated for a minor injury and returned to duty, said Centcom. Two others are under evaluation for minor injuries, NBC News reported.

These operations were in response to US’ aggressive attacks last night, in which the US Army announced that it had attacked the positions of the resistance groups in eastern Syria.

The US bases at Conoco and Mission Support Site Green Village, both in northeastern Syria, began taking rocket fire Wednesday afternoon. It’s not clear whether either location sustained damage to structures or equipment.

The attacks began around 7:20 p.m. local time in Syria and the entire incident, including the attacks and the US military attack, lasted about two hours.

US launches fresh attack on eastern Syria for 2nd consecutive day

After the attack, the US helicopters bombarded an area in Deir ez-Zur, according to the reports.

This is the second time in consecutive days that the United States has targeted Syrian regions.

The United States claimed that it carried out air strikes on Tuesday in Syria's Deir al-Zor against facilities used by forces affiliated with Iran's Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Elaborating on the US army's new aggression in Syria as a terrorist action against popular groups and anti-occupation fighters, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, slammed the US attack and rejected any affiliation of the targeted people with Iran.

Commenting on the US attack, UN spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric underlined supporting the territorial integrity of Syria.

Earlier Wednesday, the US had launched airstrikes in Syria, targeting what it claimed was infrastructure used by resistance groups.

The strikes were carried out at the direction of President Joe Biden, Col. Joe Buccino, the communication director for Centcom, said in a statement.

There are not believed to have been any casualties in the strikes, which hit nine bunkers used for storage, a US military official said. The bunkers were described as ammunition depots and logistics supply facilities.

The strikes were carried out by F-15 and F-16 fighters.

The military official claimed the airstrikes were retaliation for attacks on Aug. 15 on US military facilities in Syria.

American forces are not leaving the Middle East despite Washington’s announcement last year of an end to its “combat mission” in Iraq.

Last year, the US announced an end to its combat mission in Iraq. Still, many Iraqi leaders have warned that nothing has changed in the number of American troops and the relabeling is a cloak to deceive the Iraqi people, who are fiercely opposed to the presence of American forces.


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