The US military base at Tanf in Syria was attacked by Shiite Iraqi militia fighters. This was reported by the Al Mayadeen TV channel.
The Islamic Resistance of Iraq, a Shiite militia that previously fought against the Islamic State in Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attack.
In a statement, the Shiite group said its unmanned aerial vehicle successfully hit a target inside a US base. In addition, strong explosions were heard at night at a US military base near the Koniko gas field in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor.
The al-Tanf base is located on Syrian territory illegally – without the permission of the Syrian government, as well as without a UN mandate.
Before this, the US State Department declared the pro-Iranian paramilitary group Kataib Sayyid al-Shuhada operating in Iraq and its leader Hashim Finyan Rahim al-Sarraj as international terrorists
Iran previously threatened the United States with a “heavy blow” and a boycott of goods.