Rockets hit a US base in Syria less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden (left) ordered airstrikes on Iran-backed militias

Rockets hit a US base in Syria less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden (left) ordered airstrikes on Iran-backed militias (Picture: Rex)

Several rockets hit a US military base in Syria on Monday less than 24 hours after President Joe Biden ordered airstrikes on Iranian-backed militias.

Col Wayne Morotto, a spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, said ‘at 7:44pm local time, US Forces in Syria were attacked by multiple rockets’, the Daily Mail reported. Morotto said ‘there are no injuries and damage is being assessed’.

A US defense official with information on the early attack reports told CNN it was ‘likely’ that Iranian-backed militias launched the rockets in the immediate area. However, it was not immediately known where the rockets were fired from or how many were used.

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