Assaults on US patrol base comes as tensions escalate on the Syria-Turkey border following a bombing in Istanbul.
The USA’s navy has reported two rocket assaults focusing on its patrol base in northeastern Syria, however mentioned there have been no accidents to its forces.
In a assertion, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) mentioned the assaults “focused coalition forces” at its base in al-Shaddadi in Syria late on Friday.
“The assault resulted in no accidents or injury to the bottom of coalition property.”
It didn’t say who was behind the assault.
They arrive as tensions escalate on the Syria-Turkey border with the Turkish navy launching a wave of lethal air raids on Kurdish forces in each Syria and Iraq in retaliation for a bombing in Istanbul on November 13. Ankara blames Kurdish forces for the assault that killed six, however the teams deny any involvement.
There have additionally been rocket assaults from Syria which have killed civilians in Turkey.
The US – for whom the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been a key ally within the battle towards ISIL (ISIS) group – has been urging de-escalation.
CENTCOM mentioned on Friday that the SDF visited the origin website of the assault and located a 3rd unfired rocket.
“Assaults of this sort place coalition forces and the civilian populace in danger and undermine the hard-earned stability and safety of Syria and the area,” mentioned Colonel Joe Buccino, a spokesman for CENTCOM.