OREANDA-NEWS. On August 5, the newspaper Al-Watan reported that illegal American military base located in the al-Hasakah Governorate of Syria came under missile fire.

According to the publication, the base in the city of Ash-Shaddad was attacked by unknown people. The US Defense Department has not confirmed this information.

In May, the Syrian state agency SANA reported that an armed attack with machine guns and grenades was carried out against the US military. It was noted that at least eight people were injured. In the USA, this information was denied.

American forces have been in Syria since 2012 without permission from official Damascus and the United Nations. At present, the troops of the US Army are concentrated in the governorates of al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor, near large oil fields.