US Army Base in Syria Experiences Explosions amid Baghdad Attack Response

The Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese media network Al Mayadeen reported explosions near a US army base in Syria, on Wednesday. The American base in the Al-Omar oil field in northeastern Syria was attacked by a “swarm of suicide drones,” according to Egypt-based Bayan-gate news. This is the second attack of its kind this week against US bases in the region. The attack has been linked to the retaliatory US airstrikes against Iranian-aligned groups and their positions, by Arab media. Today’s attack comes only a few hours after a suspected American assassination of a Kataib Hezbollah commander in Baghdad. Kataib Hezbollah has been closely involved in the current round of escalation with multiple attacks against US positions in the Middle East. They have been accused of attacking US bases in coordination with other Iran-aligned forces such as Yemen’s Houthis. Kataib Hezbollah is one of several groups operating in coordination to support Iranian foreign policy goals in Iraq, with the collective group having launched multiple drone attacks on Israel as well as on American bases in Iraq and Syria. The Islamic Resistance of Iraq has been closely linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, which was targeted in American airstrikes.