Rockets from Syria hit Israel as ‘explosions heard’ at US base

Israel has been hit by rocket attacks from northern Syria while explosions were heard at two US bases in that country, according to reports.

Al Jazeera reported: “An explosion sounded in the vicinity of the American military base in the city of Al-Shaddadi, south of Al-Hasakah [in northeastern Syria].” The outlet also reported that a US aircraft carried out an airstrike at Albukamal near the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Earlier unverified reports by pro-militia media in Iraq suggested that the US base at the al-Omar oil field in Syria came under attack. Al Jazeera Arabic also said that explosions were heard near that base.

Israel confirmed that its territory was struck by rockets from northern Syria but that the projectiles landed in open areas resulting in no casualties.

Israeli artillery was responding to that attack. The Israeli Defense Forces also confirmed that they had carried out airstrikes against a number of Hezbollah targets in response to rocket fire from southern Lebanon earlier today.

Targets included “infrastructure for directing terror, and military infrastructure,” according to the IDF.

In recent weeks US bases in Iraq and Syria have come under attack by pro-Iranian militia groups opposed to the US and Israel sparking fears of a wider war. At least 19 US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of those attacks.

The reports of more attacks on Israel and US forces come as Tel Aviv stepped up its war against Hamas by launching a significant ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.

The IDF said Israeli fighter jets had struck more than 450 targets in Gaza over the past 24 hours while an IDF officer was “severely injured” after being hit by a mortar in northern Gaza.

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Unlike previous incursions, Israeli forces have not pulled back from Gaza after entering the strip and there have been reports of ongoing battles involving tanks, infantry and air support in the north of the strip.

The intense fighting has sparked fears that the conflict could quickly spread to other areas of the Middle East.

This morning, Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi posted to X (formerly Twitter) warning that Israel had “crossed the red lines” and warned this could “force everyone to take action”.

Damascus is a closer ally of Iran while numerous militia groups in Syria and Iraq are funded and equipped by the Ayatollah. Hezbollah, which has threatened to open another front on Israel’s northern border, is an Iranian proxy that is much better funded and equipped than Hamas.

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