Iran-backed militias step up attacks against US forces in region

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Iran-backed militias step up attacks against US forces in region
The US-led coalition accused "Iran-supported malign actors" of firing eight rockets towards a coalition base in eastern Syria.
By TZVI JOFFRE
Published: JANUARY 5, 2022

A number of rocket attacks associated with Iran-backed militias were reported against locations housing US advisers in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, amid an uptick in attacks on the US-led coalition in the region after the second anniversary of the US assassination of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. On Wednesday night, an unidentified UAV was intercepted by air defenses near the Ain al-Assad base where members of the US-led coalition are housed.

Earlier on Wednesday evening, five rockets were launched towards Ain al-Assad. The rockets fell short of the base, according to the coalition. On Wednesday afternoon, the US-led coalition operating in Syria and Iraq accused "Iran-supported malign actors" of firing eight rockets towards a coalition base in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria earlier in the day. Later in the night, rockets were fired towards a base near the Conoco oil field in eastern Syria, with coalition airstrikes reported against Iran-backed militias in Deir Ezzor, according to Arabic-language reports. Initial reports indicated casualties among the militias.

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