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U.S. base in Syria comes under rocket fire

April 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. military base in northeastern Syria came under attack Monday, resulting in zero casualties, U.S. Central Command said.

The attack, which consisted of two rockets fired at about 9 a.m., local time, targeted coalition forces at Mission Support Site Conoco, according to a statement by U.S. Central Command, whose area of responsibility includes the Middle East, adding that no damage was sustained by the base of coalition property.

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An inspection of the launch site by Syrian Democratic Forces found a third unfired rocket, it said.

"Attacks of this kind place coalition forces and the civilian populace at risk and undermine the hard-earned stability and security of Syria and the region," Col. Joe Buccino, CENTCOM spokesman, said.

It was unclear who was behind the attack, but it comes less than a month after a drone attack on a coalition base near Hasakah, also in northeastern Syria, injured five U.S. service members and a U.S. contractor.

The Pentagon launched retaliatory airstrikes on sites used by groups affiliated with the Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which Defense officials held responsible for the March attack.

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