ERBIL — A "deliberate and coordinated" attack utilizing drones and indirect fire on Wednesday nigh targeted the US forces based at At-Tanf in Syria, near the triangle border with Iraq and Jordan, US Central Command confirmed.
According to initial assessments, no one was hurt in the attack, but investigations on material damage are ongoing.
"We maintain the inherent right of self-defense and will respond at a time and place of our choosing," Capt. Bill Urban, spokesman for Central Command, said in a statement.
No group or organization immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the Iran-backed militias are the main suspects as they have carried out similar attacks in the past.
The US maintains approximately 900 troops in Syria, largely split between the At-Tanf base and the country's eastern oilfields.