Thursday, May 18, 2017

US-Led Coalition Strikes Pro-Syrian Government Militia Convoy That Was Approaching U.S. Backed Forces In Southern Syria

Reuters: U.S. strikes Syria militia threatening U.S.-backed forces: officials

The U.S. military carried out an air strike on Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government that posed a threat to U.S.-backed fighters in the country's south, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday.

One of the U.S. officials said the strikes near the town of At Tanf destroyed at least one tank and a bulldozer, and another said it followed warning shots by U.S. aircraft meant to dissuade the fighters from advancing further.

A member of the U.S.-backed Syrian rebel forces told Reuters the strikes hit a convoy of Syrian and Iranian-backed militias that were heading toward a base used by U.S. and U.S.-supported forces.

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More News On The US-Led Coalition Striking A Pro-Syrian Government Militia Convoy That Was Approaching U.S. Backed Forces In Southern Syria

U.S. aircraft conduct strike on Syrian army convoy -- CBS/AP
Syria war: US-led coalition 'strikes pro-Assad convoy' -- BBC
U.S.-Led Coalition Strike Sought to Stop Advance on Tanf Base in South Syria: Pro-Assad Commander -- USA Today/Reuters
US aircraft strikes pro-Assad forces in Syria -- ABC News
US Warplanes in Syria Hit Pro-Government Militia Convoy -- NYT
U.S. airstrikes target Syrian regime vehicles near al-Tanf base -- UPI
US air strikes pound pro-Assad forces in Syria -- FOX News
US-led Coalition Strikes Pro-Syrian Government Forces -- VOA
Syria airstrike: US military bombs pro-Assad forces -- The Independent
US forces strike pro-regime militia in Syria -- The Hill
US-led forces hit pro-regime convoy in Syria -- DW

US-led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces -- CNN
US Strikes Convoy Of Fighters Loyal To Assad Near Coalition Outpost In Syria -- The Drive


Anonymous said...

That's an interesting development...

War News Updates Editor said...

Definitely Anon.

RussInSoCal said...

Good shoot. But seems like a lot of hoopla for 1 or 2 tanks and a bulldozer. I guess its the who and not the what.

Russian and Iranian proxies?

Anonymous said...

There are so many scenarios that could come from this action...The Iraqi army is going to make it to their side of the check point eventually, and don't you think they will be pro Assad? The US will have to install a Sunni militia to keep the Shia out of there because I guess this is a US border crossing now.

Jay Farquharson said...

The airstrikes were in support of the Southern Front jihadi group,

They are papered over as being "moderates" but are allied with Ahar al Sham.