Airstrikes launched from Iraq once again hit US occupation bases in northeast Syria overnight on 4 November, coinciding with a ground assault by Syrian Arab tribes in Deir Ezzor governorate on positions held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the vicinity of the occupied Al-Omar oil field.
The Islamic Resistance in Iraq (IRI), an umbrella group of various resistance factions, took responsibility for the salvo of missiles that successfully hit the US base in Al-Shaddadi, located south of the city of Hasakah.
Explosions were also reported earlier at the Kharab al-Jir airfield northeast of Hasakah. Over the past month, the airfield has served as a crucial delivery point for the Pentagon to reinforce its positions in the oil-rich region.
For their part, Syrian Arab tribes – who since late August have been waging war against US-backed Kurdish authorities – launched heavy attacks on multiple SDF positions in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, with intense clashes reported in the towns of Al-Tayyana, Dhiban, Al-Jaabi, Hajin, and Al-Bahra.
According to local sources who spoke with Sputnik, the attacks were carried out despite the constant presence of US drones and helicopters in the region. They added that, under US pressure, the SDF has established over “120 military points along the banks of the Euphrates River, separating the areas controlled by the US occupation from the areas controlled by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).”
As the US occupation army was again targeted in Syria, the IRI also claimed responsibility for a drone strike that hit the Al-Harir Air Base, which is located 45 kilometers north of the Erbil International Airport in northern Iraq.