US occupation base in Syria Conoco gas plant comes under rocket attack
According to reports, about 10 rockets were fired on the US occupation base.
Al Mayadeen sources reported earlier today that the US occupation base in the Conoco gas plant in Deir Ezzor countryside was targeted with a number of missiles. According to the sources, two missiles fell near soldiers' housing units, with no casualties reported.
In the same context, local sources reported on Wednesday that the US occupation base located in the Conoco natural gas field in the Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor was shelled by multiple rockets.
According to reports, about 10 rockets were fired at the US occupation base. As soon as the attack happened, sirens were sounded inside the base. Shortly after, US helicopters and warplanes began overflights.
Reports say that the attack was carried out by an unknown group.
They also revealed that several US troops and staffers were injured in the attack.
Syria’s General Organization of Radio and TV reported last Friday that several missiles were fired at the base.
The US-backed Kurdish SDF currently controls a large portion of Syria's Deir Ezzor, Raqqa, and Al-Hasakah oil-rich governorates
The US command has established nine military bases in this area since 2015. Damascus considers the US military presence on Syrian territory to be an occupation.
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The US frequently loots oil from Syrian gas fields and transports them to other occupation bases in Iraq via illegal crossings.
On December 14, 2022, Syria's Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement that the US occupation forces and their affiliated military groups' systematic lootings of Syrian oil, wheat, and other national resources have amounted to direct losses valued at $25.9 billion and indirect losses valued at over $86 billion.
It further estimated the total value of the Syrian oil sector losses to amount to $111.9 billion.
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