Explosions heard in vicinity of US occupation base in Al-Omar field
Al Mayadeen sources suggest that the popular resistance in the area targeted an illegal US occupation base in Deir Ezzor.
Al Mayadeen sources reported on Saturday evening that three explosions were heard in the vicinity of the illegal US occupation base in the Al-Omar oil field, east of Deir Ezzor, eastern Syria, which led to a fire in the area.
The sources said that the sounds coincided with the overflight of a drone in the sky of Deir Ezzor countryside. The same sources suggested that the popular Resistance in Deir Ezzor targeted the illegal US occupation base.
On its part, SANA reported that "Several explosions were heard on Saturday at the US occupation base in Al-Omar oil field in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor."
The Syrian news agency cited local sources as saying that explosions were heard at the base, adding that the nature of those explosions was not verified.
Local sources mentioned that the explosions were followed by an intense flight of the US occupation aircraft over the area, according to SANA.
The explosions came a couple of days after Syrian air defense forces intercepted Wednesday three Israeli missiles fired at airfields in Aleppo and Damascus.
SANA announced on Wednesday evening that several explosions were heard in the sky of the city of Aleppo, northern Syria.
The agency cited a military source as saying that the Syrian air defense forces repelled an Israeli air force missile attack in the skies over Damascus and its suburbs.
Damascus announced that it will not remain silent in the face of Israeli aggression and that the Israeli occupation will pay the price, sooner or later.
Rocket bombing targets US occupation base in Syria
It is noteworthy that in late August, Al Mayadeen sources in Deir Ezzor reported that three rockets have fallen on an illegal US base in the Koniko gas field, northeast of the province.
The sources added that "the shells fell inside the base and caused material damage," but no information was reported on any human casualties.
The sources indicated that "international coalition helicopters and warplanes flew in the airspace of Deir Ezzor countryside, amid the mobilization of patrols after targeting the base with missiles, in an attempt to find out the location of the targeting platforms."
Immediately after the attack, ambulances rushed to the explosion site to transport the dead and possibly wounded, amid a heavy deployment of the US-affiliated so-called "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF) militants in the area, according to Sputnik.
The Koniko field is the largest natural gas field in Syria, with an estimated production of 10 million cubic meters of natural gas per day.
Deir Ezzor is a highly important region for the US occupation forces, as it lies on the borders with Iraq and contains vast oil fields.
Plundering Syria's oil resources & depriving Syrians of resources
It is noteworthy that Syrian state media has accused the US and the SDF armed groups of occupying areas in the vicinity of oil-rich fields, smuggling resources to Iraq, and then siphoning them out.
The United States has supported SDF militias against Damascus for years, and the US-backed forces are currently occupying parts of the provinces of Al-Haskah, Deir Ezzor, and Raqqa, where the largest Syrian oil and gas fields are located.
The actions carried out by the United States constitute state piracy to plunder Syria's oil resources and deprive the Syrians of their resources amid a harsh economic situation caused largely by the occupiers, the Americans themselves.
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What is the US doing in Syria?
Besides being an occupation that backs armed groups for its own operations and agenda in the region, the US occupation forces continue to steal Syrian oil by smuggling it from their bases in Syria to their bases in Iraq.
Convoys of tens of vehicles, including tankers loaded with stolen oil from oil fields occupied by US forces in Syria, are frequently seen crossing toward northern Iraq, in addition to trucks loaded with military equipment.
The US interference in the crisis-stricken Middle Eastern country continues to be exposed, from imposing crippling ecnomic sanctions to occupation and the theft of oil.