Sep 18, 2022 - World

U.S. military base targeted in failed rocket attack in Syria, CENTCOM says

U.S. Army soldiers prepare to go out on patrol from a remote combat outpost on May 25, 2021 in northeastern Syria.

U.S. Army soldiers prepare at a remote combat outpost in northeastern Syria in May 2021. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

The Green Village military base in northeast Syria that hosts American troops was subjected to a "failed" rocket attack on Sunday evening, the U.S. Central Command said.

The big picture: U.S. forces were investigating after three 107mm rockets "targeted the base" and a fourth rocket was found along with rocket tubes at a launch point nearby, per a CENTCOM statement. The rockets "failed to strike U.S. or Coalition forces or equipment," it added.

  • It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but the U.S. military said in August that the base was targeted by Iran-backed militants.
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