US Bases in Syria are Under Constant Attack by Iranian-Backed Militias
Air defense systems, armaments, surveillance equipment, weapons, and military units have recently been deployed to United States military bases in northeast Syria. This comes in response to a surge in attacks by Syrian militias, largely backed by Syria, and other actors looking to expel US forces out of the country.
Per local sources who were in touch with Al-Mayadeen, multiple American cargo planes recently landed at the airfield in the occupied Kharab al-Jir base.
This base was attacked on the night of Wednesday by forces of the Iraqi Islamic Resistance.
Additionally, reinforcements have also arrived in Syria through the illegal Al-Waleed border crossing, which the US occupation army frequently uses to smuggle stolen oil to its military installations in Iraq.
Over the last 10 days, US bases in Iraq and Syria have been attacked at least 13 times. These attacks resulted in the death of at least one individual and dozens of other individuals injured, per US officials.
“There have been a few reports of [traumatic brain injuries] as well as some minor injuries from service members,” a US official with knowledge of the attacks said to Politico.
Resistance attacks against US military units in Iraq and Syria have increased significantly after the punitive measures Israel has taken in the wake of Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel.
As a response to this growing crisis, the Defense Department recently announced that it would deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD battery) to intercept ballistic missiles and more Patriot missile systems to the Middle East.
The US government had already deployed multiple air defense systems and ground reinforcements to their bases in Syria over the past year, as US geopolitical strategists manifested concerns about a joint effort by Iran, Russia, and Syria to kick out the US occupation forces from Syria.
With tensions increasing between Hamas and Israel, along with Iranian proxies dialing up attacks against American-Israeli satrapies, the Defense Department has sent thousands of troops and close to a dozen warships to the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to protect their positions in the Middle East.
This is a clear sign of imperial overreach and if the US doesn’t correct course, it could experience a Lebanon 1983 moment, where its troops could get unceremoniously taken out by Iranian backed proxies.