US soldiers injured in rocket attack in Deir ez-Zor are treated in Iraq

Abigail Hammock, spokesperson for the US Central Command (CENTCOM) Spokesperson, said in a statement to the Rudaw television channel that the condition of the 6 soldiers injured in the attack is stable and 2 of them are back to work.

Noting that 1 wounded soldier and contracted personnel were being treated in Baghdad, and the other 2 wounded soldiers in Erbil, Hammock also informed that those treated in Baghdad will be sent to the USA soon to monitor their health.

Hammock noted that the attack was carried out by Iranian-backed groups.

In Deir ez-Zor, rocket attacks were carried out on the Omer oil and Kuniko gas fields, where the US forces were stationed, from the regions where Iran-backed foreign terrorist groups were present.

Presence of Iranian-backed groups in Deir ez-Zor

Deir ez-Zor province is the city that provides the land connection from Iran to Lebanon. Pipelines and trade routes from Iraq and Jordan also pass through this city.

Deir ez-Zor city center and its west fell into the hands of the Assad regime after the withdrawal of Daesh in November 2017 with the help of Iran-backed groups and Russia.

Iran-backed foreign terrorist groups, which have become the ground power of the regime, are heavily present in Deir ez-Zor.

The Iranian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Afghan and Pakistani groups stationed in Deir ez-Zor, where Sunni Arabs live, are commanded by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Army.

The territory of Deir ez-Zor to the east of the Euphrates River is occupied by the US-backed terrorist organization PKK/YPG.

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