TWO American soldiers were wounded in a shelling at a US Air Force base reportedly orchestrated by Iran-backed militias.
The attack happened at a US Air Force base in Green Village. Syriaon Thursday.
The rockets were fired from an area west of the Euphrates River where Iran-backed militias are present, the Mail reported, citing sources.
According to a since-deleted tweet from Special Operations Joint Task Force-Levant, which is responsible for US-led forces in the region, one soldier was being treated for a traumatic brain injury, while a second was being treated for minor injuries.
Both soldiers were reportedly able to return to duty after the attack.
The blast also ignited two fires, which were extinguished, US officials said.
The shelling follows a long string of attacks on US forces and their local partners in Iraq and Syria by Iran and its allied groups in the region.
Last month, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on the city of Erbil that severely damaged several houses in the area and sent US soldiers to a nearby base to take cover.
No US personnel were injured in this attack.
The US has about 2,500 troops in Iraq and 900 in Syria as part of a combat mission IS.
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https://www.the-sun.com/news/5073376/two-us-soldiers-injured-shelling-attack-syria/ Two American soldiers injured in shelling at US airbase in Syria following attacks by “Iran-backed militias”.