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Several explosions occurred in the Al-Omar oil field, east of Deir Ezzor, where the US military base is located, according to Syrian media reports.

Video clips documenting the flames caused by the explosions in the oil field circulated on social media, while the causes of the explosions are still unknown until now.

Sources from Sputnik reported that the Al-Omar oil field base, which is used by the US occupation forces as a military base in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, was targetted with missile strikes near midnight from an unknown source, which resulted in a fire inside the field.

Sources confirmed to the agency that flames and smoke rose from the field, which was followed by the US army launching flare shells over the area, with the sounds of heavy machine guns of US military and reconnaissance aircraft heard over the villages and towns surrounding the field.

The sources said that the pro-US militias of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began deploying reinforcements in the towns surrounding the field, as soon as the explosions rocked the area, and their reverberations reverberated far away.

Earlier, missile attacks targeted the US base in the Al-Omar field.

Al-Omar oil field is the largest oil field in Syria in area and production and is located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River.

Original Article Source: Al Manar | Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2022 08:58 (about 36 days ago)