13:58 GMT21 October 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An illegal US military in the northeastern Syrian province of Al-Hasakah has come under missile fire, Syrian media reported.

    According to Al-Watan newspaper, the base in the town of Ash Shaddadi was shelled by unknown militants.

    Within the past several months, the illegal US military bases in the provinces of Al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor have been repeatedly attacked by unknown militant groups. One such attack left two US citizens missing.

    The US troops, jointly with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, are keeping control over a part of northeastern Syria. The US military is concentrated around oil and gas fields in Al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor.

    The Syrian government sees the US presence on its soil as a violation of national sovereignty and an attempt to seize its natural resources.

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