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Press Release | Aug. 24, 2022

CENTCOM forces respond to attempted coordinated rocket attacks at Conoco, Green Village bases in northeast Syria

U.S. Central Command Communication Integration

Aug. 24, 2022
Release Number 20220824-02 

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. forces responded today to rocket attacks at two sites in Syria, destroying three vehicles and equipment used to launch some of the rockets.  Initial assessments indicate that two or three suspected Iran-backed militants conducting one of the attacks were killed during the U.S. response.

The attacks began at approximately 7:20 p.m. local time in Syria when several rockets landed inside the perimeter of Mission Support Site Conoco in northeast Syria.  Shortly after, additional rockets landed in the vicinity of Mission Support Site Green Village. 

One U.S. service member in Mission Support Site Conoco was treated for a minor injury and has been returned to duty.  Two others are under evaluation for minor injuries.

“We are closely monitoring the situation,” said Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla, commander of CENTCOM. “We have a total spectrum of capability to mitigate threats across the region, and we have every confidence in our ability to protect our troops and Coalition partners from attacks.” 

U.S. forces used attack helicopters to respond. The response was proportional and deliberate. The United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but we will continue to take the measures necessary to protect and defend our people.

Additional details will be released when they become available.