Led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100

Led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100

Led strikes on Syria pro-regime forces kill 100

That same month, an Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle downed a Syrian drone that had attacked usa forces embedded with allied fighters and the us launched airstrikes against Iranian-backed fighters in southern Syria. These sources have indicated that force akin to Syrian government that carried out first attack was composed of about 500 troops and had artillery, tanks, rocket launcher and mortar support.

"Syrian Democratic Forces acted in self-defense with support from the coalition to defeat an unprovoked attack by Syrian pro-regime forces in eastern Syria", she said.

No US or US-backed forces died but the US official estimated more than 100 pro-Syrian government forces were killed in the counter-attack.

The comments come after the US clashed with forces allied to the Bashar al-Assad regime overnight Wednesday in eastern Syria. The US-led coalition backs a Kurdish-dominated ground force in eastern Syria, which has an increasingly uneasy and sometimes antagonistic relationship with Mr Assad, who is also backed by Iran.

The Pentagon said it was not looking for conflict with the Syrian regime, Reuters reported.

He called the attack a "perplexing situation", adding that he could not give "any explanation for why" the pro-government forces would attack a well-established SDF headquarters.

The U.S. Navy also launched a volley of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield in April after Assad's troops used chemical weapons against civilians.

In a statement, it said 25 militia were wounded, and accused the USA of being motivated by economic concerns as the strike took place near an oil refinery. It's one of a few recent examples of US fighters engaging directly against Assad's soldiers.

When pressed on why the USA considered the communication a success when it did not prevent the pro-government force attack, Mattis told reporters on Thursday, "You can't ask Russian Federation to deconflict something they don't control".

Coalition and Russian officials were "in regular communication...before, during and after" the assault, the same official said.

Veale also confirmed the assumption was that the pro-regime fighters were trying to recapture the oil fields that the US -backed coalition wrested from ISIS a year ago.

One of the fighters from the Syrian democratic force which is comprised of mostly Arab and Kurd fighters allegedly sustained wounds in the attack.

Syria's official news agency SANA claimed on television that the attack was a "new aggression" and that it left "scores of persons dead and others injured".

He reported that Russian officials said they wouldn't engage coalition forces in the area of the attack.

A deconfliction line establishing the Euphrates River as the divide between the rival forces was negotiated between the United States and Russian militaries past year, and until now it has served to mostly keep the armies apart.

The Damascus regime and Russia, Mr Assad's main foreign backer, have condemned the attack, with the strikes underlining the risk of a direct confrontation between global players in a multisided war.

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