On April 7, a small US base located in northern Syria was targeted by two indirect fire munitions that injured four service members. Initial investigations of the US officials led them to believe that the attack was due to an indirect fire on the base. Now, a US Air Force Service member has been taken into custody.

Green Village Attack

Two indirect fire munitions most likely caused by mortars or rockets targeted the Green Village base situated near Al-Omar, the largest oilfield in Syria. According to the statement released by the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, the Green Village was attacked at 1:09 am, striking two support buildings and causing minor injuries and possible traumatic brain injuries to four US service members. Initially, it was suspected that either Iran or some Iranian-backed militia groups are behind the attack.


The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations carried out the investigation. In a statement released by the military, they said,

At this point, these are just allegations, all suspects are presumed to be innocent until/unless convicted in a court of law. The investigation is ongoing, which may or may not, develop sufficient evidence to identify a perpetrator(s) and have enough evidence to ensure a conviction in a court of law. No further information will be released at this time.