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Syria attack injures two

BEIRUT (AP) – Artillery hit a base housing United States (US) troops in eastern Syria early on Thursday, lightly injuring two members of the US-led coalition there, the organisation said.

The attack – two rounds of indirect fire – was the first to hit the base in Syria’s Deir el-Zour province since January, when eight rounds landed inside its perimeter.

The International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve said troops at Green Village in the province that borders Iraq reported receiving two rounds of indirect fire.

Two Coalition members were lightly injured in the attack, it added, saying that both were treated and returned to duty.

Green Village, just east of the Euphrates River, is an installation used by some of the US forces in Syria.

Hundreds of US troops are stationed in northeastern Syria, working with the Syrian Democratic Forces to fight against the Islamic State group.