On Sunday, July 11, the Pentagon announced that the US military came under fire in eastern Syria near the Konoko oil refinery. According to the initial assessment, there were no casualties.
“I can confirm that I was [открыт] indirect fire at Konoko [в районе которого расположена американская база]… At the moment, according to initial reports, there are no losses, injuries or damage to structures, ” TASS a representative of the US Defense Department.
Earlier, the media reported that the US military on Saturday was attacked in eastern Syria. In turn, the Syrian news agency SANA reported on Saturday, July 11, an explosion at the Konoko gas processing plant east of Deir ez-Zor, near which a US military base is located. According to the agency’s sources, unusual movements of the occupying forces were observed in the area after the explosion.
On the eve of the agency Reuters citing a spokesman for the US Department of Defense, reported that the US military was attacked on July 10 in eastern Syria. There is no data on victims or damage.
Prior to that, on July 4, the Pentagon denied reports of shelling of a US base in Syria, which appeared in the publication of the news portal Al Arabiya, citing a message from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The publication told about the missile attack on the largest American base in Syria, Al-Omar.
The armed conflict in Syria has been going on since 2011. In 2017, the victory over the IS terrorist group (banned in the Russian Federation) in Syria and Iraq was announced. In some regions of the country, sweeping operations from militants continue. Now the forefront is a political settlement, the reconstruction of Syria and the return of refugees.