A gas pipeline in Syria was blown up by Iranian backed groups which is in the northeast near to a US base.
Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said that over the past 24 hours US military bases in Syria and Iraq have come under attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that Iranian backed groups “blew up the gas pipeline near the Conoco gas facility.”
US military bases in Syria and Iraq also came under attack over the last 24 hours, Ryder said, adding that the US was still assessing who was behind the recent attacks on US troops in the Middle East.
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He said, “Clearly, this is an uptick in terms of the types of drone activity we’ve seen in Iraq and Syria.”
The Pentagon also said that a US civilian contractor suffered a “cardiac episode” whilst sheltering from the attack, the contractor died after early warning systems alerted to a possible threat approaching Ain al-Asad Air Base in Iraq.
Two US military bases came under attack and Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen TV reported there was a drone attack on the al-Tanf case located close to Syria’s borders with Jordan and Iraq.
There was also a missile attack on the Conoco base which is located in the northern Deir Ezzor region, Syria.
Following the rocket strike on the hospital in southern Gaza which left hundreds killed the Middle East has erupted with anger.
Israel has said that Hamas was responsible as rocket misfired and struck the hospital, but the Arab world does not believe what Jerusalem says.
Iran has warned for the past week or so that pro-Iranian groups will target US interests over their support for Israel’s war against Hamas which has also seen thousands of Palestinians killed in airstrikes.
On Wednesday the United Nations Middle East peace envoy warned the Security Council the risk of expansion of the conflict is “very real.”
The Mideast envoy warned that conflict between Israel, Hamas Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and possibly other actors is “extremely dangerous.”
Tor Wennesland warned that the Middle East risks falling into a “dangerous abyss” as tens of thousands have protested over the hospital attack which left at least 500 Palestinians dead.
He added, “I fear that we are at the brink of a deep and dangerous abyss that could change the trajectory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, if not of the Middle East as a whole.”