U.S. responds to Iranian missiles attack; continues military support to International Coalition partners

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA – U.S. forces targeted Iranian militias in al-Majawda village, opposite of Hajin, in the Deir ez-Zor countryside yesterday, some agencies reported.

No information has been received about casualty figures. U.S. aviation assets continue to patrol the area.

The U.S. strikes come after the Iranian missile attacks in Iraq targeting U.S. and International Coalition forces on 8 January.

The U.S. conducted similar airstrike on Iranian militia positions in Deir ez-Zor on 4 January.

Convoy of International Coalition military equipment entering Syria from the Semalka border crossing on 9 January. Image: SOHR.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) monitored the entry of a convoy of logistical and military assistance to the International Coalition through the Semalka border crossing with Iraq on 9 January. The convoy consisted of more than 60 trucks and carriers transporting armored vehicles, 4×4 vehicles, tanks, and electricity generators. The convoy headed towards the oil fields of Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor to support the Syria Democratic Forces.

Several days ago, on 4 January, SOHR also monitored the arrival of approximately 100 International Coalition trucks carrying military vehicles, tanks, and assorted equipment. The convoy entered through the al-Waleed border crossing and continued onward towards Deir ez-Zor and Hasakah.