According to the US military, Green Village incident was not caused by artillery but planted explosives.
Last week’s explosions at a base in Syria that reportedly injured four US soldiers may have been the work of charges planted by one or more people in the showers and the ammunition depot, the US military said. This incident was originally attributed to artillery fire and is currently being investigated.
Combined Joint Task Force Inherent Resolve is the US-led group that oversees operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. postedEarly Friday, a statement was made that an item originally classified as an “indirect attack”Now, it is thought that the was “deliberate placement of explosive charges”Unknown individual/s targeted the ammunition storage area and shower facility.
CJTF-OIR originally stated that “two rounds of indirect fire that struck two support buildings”Green Village, on April 7, 2007, and four US service personnel were “being evaluated for minor injuries and possible traumatic brain injuries.”
CJTF OIR, originally created to coordinate US-led efforts against Islamic State (IS), terrorists from Syria and Iraq, is responsible for several hundred US soldiers in eastern Syria. The US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces militia (SDF), which is in control of areas east the Euphrates, has refused to reunify with Damascus.
While the remaining US troops in Syria and Iraq have previously come under rocket and mortar attacks – which the Pentagon has blamed either on IS holdouts or Shia militias allegedly allied with Iran – having explosives planted on a base is a new development. The Military Times reported Friday that it raises the possibility of infiltration and a failure in security at bases, as well as an insider attack.
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