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U.S. conducts new strikes on pro-Syrian government forces threatening U.S. Special Operations base | The Washington Post
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U.S. conducts new strikes on pro-Syrian government forces threatening U.S. Special Operations base | The Washington Post

U.S.-led aircraft struck a column of pro-Syrian government forces advancing toward a small U.S. outpost in southeastern Syria on Tuesday, the Pentagon said in a statement.

The strike marks a second time in less than a month that U.S. aircraft have targeted troops aligned with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Both times, the Pentagon said, were in self-defense.

“Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces entered the agreed-upon de-confliction zone with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, armed technical vehicles and more than 60 soldiers posing a threat to Coalition and partner forces based at the At Tanf Garrison,” the U.S.-led coalition said in a statement.

Source: U.S. conducts new strikes on pro-Syrian government forces threatening U.S. Special Operations base – The Washington Post