The so-called “Syrian Democratic Forces” said – today, Monday – that several of its fighters were killed in a drone strike on an oil field held by US forces in the Deir ez-Zor rural area in eastern Syria.
Farhad al-Shami, a spokesman for these forces, said in a blog post on the “X” social media platform that the drone exploded at a special forces academy affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces at a US base in the al-Omar oil field. , which resulted in the death of 6 fighters belonging to the special forces.
Two local sources said the drone came from an area where Iran-allied groups are active and carry out attacks on a regular basis.
On Monday, the “Islamic Resistance in Iraq” – which includes several Iraqi armed groups – claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it carried out the attack yesterday, Sunday, 4 February.
Washington accused Jordan of involvement in a drone strike on a US site in Jordan earlier this month that killed three US soldiers.
In response to the attack, the United States carried out dozens of airstrikes against armed groups in Iraq and Syria over the weekend, killing about 40 people.
Groups affiliated with Tehran entered The line of conflict across the region coincides with the intensification of Israeli aggression against Palestinians following the “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation last October, as Lebanese Hezbollah has targeted Israeli positions and Iraqi factions along the Lebanese-Israeli border. Bombed US forces in Iraq, Syria and Jordan, and also targeted Yemen's Houthi ships in the Red Sea.