Kataib Imam Ali Forces (Iraqi militia in Syria) announced that they are preparing for Al #Tanf battle. See https://t.co/iyhjOPHsAY pic.twitter.com/ZLo5elflN5— Balanche (@FabriceBalanche) May 30, 2017
AFP: Pro-regime forces 'mass' in Syria close to coalition base
Iran-backed, pro-Syrian regime forces are again massing close to where US-led warplanes bombed them this month, the Pentagon said Tuesday, raising the likelihood of additional strikes.
Coalition planes on May 18 pounded the front of a convoy that had apparently been headed toward the At-Tanf garrison, where coalition commandos have been training and advising local forces fighting the Islamic State group.
That strike occurred inside an established "deconfliction zone" northwest of the garrison, and the Pentagon says it appeared that the forces were trying to build a "fire base" for artillery units.
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US warns pro-Syrian forces to leave border area -- Belfast Telegraph
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