Powerful explosions rattled Syrian communities along the Iraq-Syria border at daybreak on Tuesday. According to local accounts published by Athr Press in the rural al-Hassakeh governorate, the explosions were likely caused by a rocket attack on a US outpost inside Syria, according to THE SYRIAN OBSERVER.
Early Tuesday, powerful explosions hit the illegal US outpost in the vicinity of Kharab al-Jir, 5 kilometres from the Iraqi border town of al-Yarubiyah. According to the sources, the explosions were caused by the launch of four unidentified rocket-propelled grenades.
The explosions were loud and could be heard all throughout the neighbourhood. According to the sources, two shells landed within the military base and one hit the dirt mounds surrounding the base.
According to the reports, US helicopters and fighter jets performed extensive patrols in the area shortly after the attacks.
The US airfield controls the admission and exit of stolen Syrian crude oil tanks and trucks carrying stolen wheat, and it is a vital point of contact between Syria and Iraq.