As International Coalition and SDF celebrate in military base | Artillery shell falls near US base in Deir ez-Zor countryside
Deir ez-Zor Province- Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored today the fall of an artillery shell near the Koniko gas field in Deir ez-Zor countryside, a long way from the U.S. base. It is not known whether the shell was fired by IS ISIS cells operating in the area, or originated from military exercises conducted by the International Coalition forces at military bases.
No material or human losses have been reported, while US reconnaissance drones were seen flying over the area.
This coincides with celebrations in the Al-Omar oil field, where the International Coalition and SDF celebrated today the second anniversary of the liberation of the town of Al-Baguz from the Islamic State.
The ceremony was held at the al-Omar oil field in the desert of Dhiban in the far east countryside of Deir ez-Zor, with the participation of The U.S. deputy envoy to Syria, a delegation from the International Coalition, representatives of SDF, the joint presidencies of civil councils, members and representatives of municipalities and civil institutions in eastern rural Deir ez-Zor and a number of residents and elders of the town of Al-Baguz.
Many speeches were given during the ceremony, and the SDF held a military parade. The International Coalition honored leaders and members of SDF and the civilian and military councils of SDF in Deir ez-Zor, in addition to honoring the so-called “Council of Families of Martyrs.”
Moreover, the representative of the International Coalition stressed their continued support for SDF to eliminate ISIS sleeper cells in Deir ez-Zor province until security is restored.