US forces carried out a “large airborne operation” near Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria on Monday at dawn, Syrian state news agency SANA said.
The American forces landed in the town of Busayra, east of Deir al-Zor, and “kidnapped a number of civilians,” it said.
There was no independent confirmation of the report.
The province of Deir al-Zor, along the Iraqi border, is a strategic supply route for Iranian-backed militias who regularly send reinforcements into Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad against insurgents seeking to topple his family rule.
US forces are deployed at a base in al-Tanf region, south of Deir al-Zor, as part of combat mission against Islamic State militants who continue to wage a low-level insurgency in Iraq and Syria.
General McKenzie says US troops to remain in IraqThe top US commander for the Middle East said Thursday that the United States will keep the current 2,500 troops in Iraq for the foreseeable future, ... Middle East
As Iraqi and Syrian migrants leave Belarus, some are afraid to go homeExhausted after several failed attempts to enter Poland amid freezing temperatures, Saeed Jundi and his family of Iraqi Yazidis had just made it back ... Middle East
Iraq’s Assyrian Christians, Yazidis face extinction if Biden pulls US troops outAgainst the backdrop of the 9.0-magnitude man-made earthquake that was the disastrous US pullout from Afghanistan, two Christian leaders, Pastor ... Middle East
Pentagon ‘deeply concerned’ by recent attacks on US personnel in Iraq, SyriaThe Pentagon said on Thursday it was deeply concerned about a series of attacks on US personnel in Iraq and Syria in recent days.US diplomats and ... Middle East
Bus attack kills 10 oil workers in Syria’s Deir EzzorAt least 10 oil workers were killed and one was injured in an attack that targeted a bus carrying them in Syria’s eastern Deir Ezzor countryside, ... Middle East