US warplanes bomb eastern Syria

Airstrikes targeted a number of areas in Syria’s eastern city of Deir Ezzor and its countryside on 26 March, resulting in deaths and injuries. 

“At 1:49 AM, American aircraft carried out several simultaneous air strikes targeting a number of areas in the governorate and its countryside,” Syria’s government-affiliated National Defense Forces (NDF) said, according to Sputnik.

The strikes targeted the Salhiya area in Al-Bukamal near the Iraqi border and residential areas in the Al-Mayadin and Al-Qusour areas in Deir Ezzor. 

A building was also targeted on the University Presidency Street in Deir Ezzor city, causing one death and one injury. 

Five people were reported to have been killed and others wounded in Al-Bukamal. Sources told Athr Press that the toll is expected to rise, as some of the injured are in serious condition. One person was also reported missing. 

A US official who spoke with Al-Jazeera denied that Washington was behind the attack.

US troops reinforced their presence at the occupied Kharab al-Jir military site near northeastern Hasakah on 25 March. 

“The International Coalition forces continue to militarily reinforce the Kharab al-Jir base in the Hasakah countryside, for the second day in a row, in anticipation of any possible attack,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said. 

A day earlier, on 24 March, three rockets landed in the Kharab al-Jir base, Al-Mayadeen’s correspondent said. 

“Columns of smoke rose from inside the base,” SOHR reported.  

The attack comes a week after Israeli airstrikes targeted a number of areas in the countryside of Damascus. 

Israeli airstrikes have repeatedly targeted the Syrian capital and other areas of the country since the start of the war in Gaza in October last year. 

Washington has also carried several attacks on both Syria and Iraq since the Iraqi resistance began attacking US bases in both countries in October in solidarity with the Palestinian resistance. Following the death of three US soldiers in an attack on the Jordan–Syria border in late January, Iraqi resistance groups have halted their operations against US bases and have continued to target sites within Israel. 

Source: The Cradle

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