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US forces help repel ISIS attack on southern Syrian base | Stripes
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US forces help repel ISIS attack on southern Syrian base | Stripes

U.S. special operators helped repel an Islamic State assault over the weekend on a small outpost in southern Syria where Americans train local forces to help fight the terrorists, Pentagon officials said Monday.

Three U.S.-backed Syrian fighters were killed in the assault launched Saturday by ISIS against the al-Tanf base near Syria’s southern border with Jordan and Iraq, said Air Force Col. John Thomas, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command. No Americans were killed or injured in the fighting.

Thomas described the attack as a “complex and coordinated” effort to take the base from the coalition.

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