American warplanes have conducted an airstrike in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr, only a few days after the US military used dozens of tanker trucks to smuggle crude oil from the neighboring province of Hasakah to bases in Iraq.
The US military’s Central Command said in a statement on Tuesday that the aerial assault was aimed at what it called protecting US forces from attacks, and targeted military infrastructure facilities run by Syrian government forces and their allies.
— U.S. Central Command (@CENTCOM) August 24, 2022
It cited one such incident on August 15, when armed unmanned aerial vehicles struck the vicinity of al-Tanf base in southeastern Syria near the borders with Jordan and Iraq, where American occupation troops and the US-backed and so-called Maghawir al-Thawra terrorists are stationed.
The statement about Tuesday’s US strike did not mention whether there were any casualties.