Maghaweir al-Thowra tweeted on Sunday that an Iranian-backed group launched an airstrike into a neutral zone. The anti-ISIS group claims they held off the attack and called the attacking group “rogue Iranian proxy.” There are also reports that Russian warplanes were conducting airstrikes on the rogue group just outside the deconfliction zone. Officials have not commented on the presence of U.S. warplanes or rockets being used during the confrontation. Iran-backed groups have coordinated numerous attacks in the region over the past several months.
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