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(FNA)- A US defense official disclosed that the US-led coalition struck the Syrian forces' positions near the border town of al-Tanf in a region of an established deconfliction zone with Russia.
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Publish Date: 19 May 2017

US-Led Coalition Strikes Syrian Army Positions near Border with Jordan, Iraq

The Russian Sputnik quoted a US-led coalition spokesperson as saying that the coalition forces in Southern Syria struck the Syrian army's positions.

The Sputnik added that the coalition strikes reportedly occurred near al-Tanf , where US' and British special forces have been training Syrian militants  near the border with Iraq and Jordan.

"The strike did happen. It was against pro-government forces' strongholds in the vicinity of al-Tanf. The pro-government force was within a well-established deconfliction zone," the defense official told Sputnik.

"The commander on the ground perceived this force to be a threat to coalition forces," the defense official said.

Tags: US ، Syrian Army ، Iraq
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