Two drones aimed at US military base in Syria intercepted

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Two drones heading towards the US al-Tanf military base in Syria were intercepted, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.

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No injuries were reported.

Multiple explosions were heard inside the base on December 5, Syrian state TV reported.

At least five explosive-laden drones attacked the base in October, targeting US forces and opposition fighters, US officials said.

There were no reported injuries or deaths reported as a result of the attack in October.

US and coalition troops are based at al-Tanf to train Syrian forces on patrols to counter ISIS militants. The base is also located on a road serving as a vital link for Iranian-backed forces from Tehran all the way to southern Lebanon and Israel.

The previous major Iranian attack on US forces was in January 2020, when Tehran launched a barrage of ballistic missiles on al-Asad air base in Iraq.

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