United States troops in Syria have reportedly retaliated out of self-defense following multiple rocket attacks. The rockets targeted a military base in Deir ez-Zour known as Green Village according to unnamed sources aware of the situation.

According to U.S. Colonel Wayne Marotto, the spokesman for the international military intervention against Islamic State, they conducted counter-battery artillery fire at rocket launching positions. He further stated that this was in response to rockets with 155 mm artillery rounds on Twitter.

The rocket attack caused no injuries and the damage to the base is still being evaluated. This development came just hours after the US military hit three targets near the border between Syria and Iraq used by Iranian-backed militias to carry out drone attacks on U.S. personnel and facilities.

"I directed last night's airstrikes targeting sites used by the Iranian-backed militia groups responsible for recent attacks on U.S. personnel in Iraq,” US President Joe Biden revealed on Monday.

The US reportedly struck some weapons storage facilities used by militia such as Kata'ib Hezbollah (KH) and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) according to an official Pentagon press release by secretary John Kirby. Two were inside Syria while the other was in Iraq.

“The attacks against our troops need to stop, and that is why the president ordered the operation last night in self-defense of our personnel,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.

US troops continue to deal with drone strikes, three of which have occurred in a little over a month according to General Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command last June 15. The attacks have so far resulted in no casualties.

The recent strike was the second one under the Biden administration. The other one happened in February when an attack was launched on targeted buildings in Syria belonging to what the Pentagon said were Iran-backed militias responsible for attacks against American and allied personnel in Iraq.

“The United States does not seek conflict with Iran, but we are well-postured to defend our forces around the region and respond to any threats or attacks,” Pentagon spokesperson Navy Commander Jessica McNulty stated.

 A rocket fired by a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is launched against an Hezbollah target in South Lebanon July 16, 2006 from a forward base on the outskirts of the northern Israeli community of Bar Am. A rocket fired by a Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is launched against an Hezbollah target in South Lebanon July 16, 2006 from a forward base on the outskirts of the northern Israeli community of Bar Am. Getty Images | Aviv Dibon/IDF