U.S. Forces Strike Positions in Syria’s Deir Al-Zour: Report


U.S. forces struck positions in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour after midnight Thursday, the pro-government Sham FM radio reported.

U.S. forces struck the vicinity of Bor Saeed Street, in the east of the city of Deir al-Zour, said the report, giving no further details.

The attack caused powerful explosions that were heard east of Deir al-Zour.

Meanwhile, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said “unknown aircraft” hit military sites and a weapons depot in the vicinity of Bor Saeed Street.

Simultaneously, the Sham FM radio reported powerful explosions at the al-Omar oil field, where a U.S. base is located, in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour.

While details are still emerging, the current incidents seem to be as part of the recently escalating exchange of fire between pro-Iran fighters and the U.S. forces in Deir al-Zour, reports said.