Five Rockets Launched From Iraq Towards US Base In Syria

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Rockets were fired at a US base in northeastern Syria.

The rockets were launched from Zummar in Iraq.

Reuters reported:

At least five rockets were launched from Iraq’s town of Zummar towards a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, two Iraqi security sources told Reuters.

The attack against U.S. forces is the first since early February when Iranian-backed groups in Iraq stopped their attacks against U.S. troops.

The attack comes on the same day Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani returned from a visit to the United States and met with President Joe Biden at the White House.

Two security sources and a senior army officer said a rocket launcher fixed on the back of a small truck had been parked in Zummar border town with Syria.

Tensions remain high in the Middle East.

Daily Mail reported:

Tension is extremely high in the Middle East as the Gaza War rages on and a battle between Israel and Iran seems increasingly inevitable.

Following an attack from Israel on Iran’s Consulate in Damascus, Syria earlier this month that killed two Iranian generals, Iran retaliated with a series of strikes on April 13 in Israel that were mostly deflected by its Iron Dome. The US, a major ally of Israel, also helped to shoot down Iranian drone strikes.

Days later on April 19, Israel launched a airstrike against a major airbase and nuclear site in central Iran.

Now, both countries seem to be downplaying their attacks on one another, seeking to avoid a wider conflict in the region.