Aug. 16, 2022
Release No. 20220816-01
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Attempted rocket attack at Green Village criticized
BAGHDAD – According to Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve officials, multiple rounds of indirect fire landed in the vicinity of Green Village in northeastern Syria shortly after 9 p.m. Aug. 15, 2022, in the latest attempted attack on Coalition forces and our partners.
The rockets endangered the civilian population in the area and its infrastructure. Several rockets failed to launch and were recovered by Coalition Forces and their Syrian Democratic Forces partners before they could pose an additional threat to the local population.
“Thankfully on this occasion, there were no casualties and no damage reported. However, attacks like this risk both the lives of innocent civilians and important infrastructure due to their indiscriminate nature,” said Maj. Gen. John Brennan, the CJTF-OIR commander.
Earlier this year on Jan 5, 2022, Coalition forces at Green Village were attacked by Iranian-backed malign actors with 8 rockets that resulted in minor damage to the base and to a mosque nearby.
Brennan stressed that this cowardly and unsuccessful attack would not distract the Coalition or its partners from their mission.
“The Coalition is proud to be a reliable partner in the efforts to maintain the lasting defeat of ISIS, and our commitment is unwavering despite these reckless actions by those responsible.”