38 attacks target U.S. bases in Syria over Israel's Gaza military campaign: war monitor

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DAMASCUS, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- A war monitor on Saturday revealed that in less than a month, groups seeking retribution for American support of the Israeli military campaign in Gaza have launched 38 attacks against U.S. outposts in eastern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based opposition Syrian war monitor, said the strikes against U.S. bases were carried out by land and via drones on Oct. 19-Nov. 17.

It noted that the attacks inflicted damage at the targeted U.S. bases, mostly those situated in the oil and gas fields of the eastern province of Deir al-Zour.

The observatory said the attacks, carried out by pro-Iran fighters in Iraq and Syria, are believed to be part of a series of retaliatory moves against the U.S. forces amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in Gaza.

It said most of the attacks were carried out by an Iraqi Shiite militia called the "Islamic Resistance in Iraq" from Iraq.

Meanwhile, the pro-government Sham FM radio reported on Saturday explosions inside the al-Omar oil fields in Deir al-Zour, where a U.S. base is located.

The observatory also said that a base for the Iran-backed fighters in the eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour was hit on Saturday, marking an ongoing escalation between the fighters and the U.S. forces. Enditem

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