According to initial reports from the ground, the Al-Tanf US military base in Syria was attacked by at least one drone strike and possible ground fire.
The attack was reportedly carried out by an Iranian-backed militia group on late Wednesday night.
Sources are also claiming that the attack could have been carried out with a single ‘suicide drone’ that hit the American base.
Sky News Arabic has quoted a US official saying that it might be “rocket attack”.
And in its other tweet it adds that “ Initial assessments suspected that Iran-backed militias had targeted Al-Tanf, and investigations are ongoing” https://t.co/vslz7v3Q2G
— Nafiseh Kohnavard (@nafisehkBBC) October 20, 2021
According to Sky News Arabia: “A military official in the US Central Command told Sky News Arabia: Initial assessments suspected that Iranian-backed militias had targeted Al-Tanf, and investigations are ongoing.”
مسؤول عسكري في القيادة الوسطى الأميركية لسكاي نيوز عربية: تقديرات أولية تشتبه في قيام ميليشيات مدعومة من ايران باستهداف التنف والتحقيقات جارية
— سكاي نيوز عربية-عاجل (@SkyNewsArabia_B) October 20, 2021
Thankfully, US officials confirmed that no US casualties or injuries were recorded in the “coordinated attack.” They also confirmed that the attack on the US base was – in fact – carried out with drones.
US troops also reportedly took “indirect fire” during the attack.
BREAKING: US official confirms a drone attack on troops at Al Tanf, Syria. Troops took some indirect fire as well, No US casualties. Too early for attribution.
— Lara Seligman (@laraseligman) October 20, 2021
The Al-Tanf base is a US military center in Homs Governorate that is located about 15 miles west of the Iran border in the Syrian Desert. It is surrounded by a large deconfliction zone runs along the Iraq–Jordan border and the Jordan–Syria border.
Not to mention, how a small militia group would feel confident enough to brazenly attack a US military base – even with drones. They clearly don’t fear repercussions from feeble ol’ Biden at all.
Arming and emboldening our worst enemies to be able to attack, this is the Biden effect.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.