Rocket Attack On US Base At Al-Omar Oilfield
ISWNews Analysis Group: New rocket attacks have targeted a US-occupied military base in the Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria.
On December 30, the US military base in the al-Omar oil field in eastern Syria was targeted with several rockets. Several military personnel reportedly were wounded and the US helicopters transported the wounded from the area.
So far, no group has claimed responsibility for this attack, but considering the history of attacks by resistance forces on the positions of the US occupation forces in eastern Syria, it is likely that this attack was also carried out by resistance groups based in Deir Ezzor province.
Over the past months in 2022, the US bases in eastern Syria have experienced a number of rocket and drone attacks such the yesterday attack.
The United States and its allied forces invaded Syria in 2014 under the pretext of fighting the ISIS terrorist group. Now, a large part of Deir Ezzor, Raqqa and al-Hasakah provinces is controlled by the US forces and US-backed Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Since 2015, the US command has established several military bases in the oil fields along the Euphrates River in eastern Syria with the aim of controlling Syria’s energy resources.
Syrian authorities said the years-long occupation of Syria by the United States had cost it $107.1 billion in oil and gas sector losses, referring to the occupying forces’ looting of the war-ravaged country’s rich resources.
Although the Syrian government and its allies declared the defeat of ISIS in late 2017, the US still occupies parts of the country and refuses to leave. Damascus and its allies consider the US military presence in Syria as a clear occupation, however, as usual, international organizations turn a blind eye to US actions and the looting of this country’s resources continues.