The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

US-Iran cat-and-mouse attacks | Iranian proxies fire rockets on the Coalition’s largest base in Syria

SOHR sources have affirmed that the explosions that struck positions in the eastern and western Euphrates, at 5.30 am Damascus time, were caused by the exchange of fires between coalition forces and Iranian proxies.

Iranian proxies fired three rockets from Al-Mayadeen desert west of Euphrates towards Al-Omar oil field, “Largest coalition base” in Syrian territory in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

According to Syrian Observatory sources, one shell fell at a helipad at the base, while two shells hit an open area, causing material damage only but no casualties.

Following Iranian bombardment, Coalition forces retaliated by firing two shells on Al-Mayadeen desert, no casualties have been reported.

Hours later, SOHR activists reported hearing violent explosions in the early hours of Wednesday in areas under control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the International Coalition in east Deir Ezzor, in the east bank of Euphrates River near areas under the control of Iran-backed factions on the other bank of the river where the sound of other explosions was heard.

Yesterday, SOHR reported that unknown drones conducted raids on hideouts of Iranian loyal factions in the vicinity of Mazaraa neighbourhood, Mazar Ain Aly that is stationed on the outskirts of Al-Qouriyah city in Al-Esharah desert in east Deir Ezzor.

The attacks were escorted by International Coalition fighter jets flying over the region, but no casualties were reported.

It is worth noting that this is the first attack of its kind in 2022.

A day earlier, SOHR reported that Iranian-backed factions were on high alert and deployed their forces in west Euphrates fearing any possible attacks against their positions.