A source, cited by the news agency France-Presse (AFP), did not say who was responsible for the attack.

United States forces have been the target of several attacks in the region since the war between Israel and Hamas began in early October 2023, but most of them stopped in early February.

“Monday’s attack targeted al-Asad air base” without causing any injuries or damage, said the US official on condition of anonymity, who did not specify the type of attack.

“This is the second attack against American forces since February 4,” he added.

Another attack occurred over the weekend, with rockets fired from northern Iraq against a US base in Syria responsible for fighting jihadists from the Islamic State (IS) group.

Between early October and early February, U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria were the target of more than 165 attacks, causing injuries but no deaths among U.S. soldiers.

At the end of January, a drone attack on a base in Jordan killed three US soldiers, leading the Pentagon to carry out attacks on Iranian-linked positions in the region. Attacks on US positions have since stopped.

Most of the attacks were claimed by the “Islamic Resistance in Iraq”, a group of pro-Iran militias whose leaders are linked to the Hezbollah Brigades.

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