At present, the US Army has not given any reaction to this attack. It is being claimed that the truck driver has died in the drone attack.
US destroys militia truck in drone strike (symbolic photo)
The US on Sunday targeted an Iran-backed militia truck in eastern Syria via a drone, with no casualties. This information was given by two officers of the Iraqi militia. The attack comes amid escalating tensions in the region in recent weeks between US forces and Iran-backed Iraqi militias. The US is targeting extremists who use drones and rockets to target military bases with US troops.
However, Iraqi militia officials declined to say what was being carried in the targeted truck. He said that the American drone first launched a warning attack after which the driver of the truck jumped out and after that the missile destroyed the truck. He told that the truck belongs to Kataib Sayyed al-Shuhada who is active on the Syria-Iraq border.
The truck claimed to have arms and ammunition
The officials gave this information to the media on the condition of keeping the identity confidential. There was no immediate reaction from the US military. According to Syria’s state television channel, the truck was loaded with food, while the truck was carrying arms and ammunition for the Iraqi militia and according to the opposition war watchdog and the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, it was to be removed as it crossed the border from Iraq. The target was hit in which the truck driver was killed.
Bashar Assad becomes president for the fourth time
Let us tell you that Syrian President Bashar Assad has become the President of Syria for the fourth time. He took the oath of office on Saturday. The election held in May in this war-torn country was termed illegal and mere sham by Western countries and Assad’s opponents. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Presidential Palace and was attended by religious leaders, members of parliament, politicians and army officers.
Assad has been in power in this country since 2000 and his becoming president once again was not at all in doubt. His new term is starting once again, but the country is devastated by the war of the last 10 years and the economic crisis is getting deeper day by day. According to the United Nations, more than 80 percent of Syria’s population is below the poverty line.
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