Tuesday, June 6, 2017

U.S.-Led Coalition Launches New Airstrikes On Iranian-Backed Fighters In Syria

Reuters: After warnings, U.S. wages new strike on pro-Syria government forces

The United States launched an air strike on Tuesday against Iranian-backed fighters it said posed a threat to U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in southern Syria, in a new escalation of tensions between Washington and troops supporting Damascus.

The Pentagon, which has sought to stay out of Syria's civil war to instead focus its firepower on Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, carried out a similar strike on May 18 that was denounced by Damascus.

In recent days, the U.S. military has repeatedly warned massing forces to stay away from a so-called "de-confliction" zone near a garrison used by American special forces and U.S.-backed fighters around the southern town of At Tanf.

The zone was agreed with Russia, Syrian President Bashar al Assad's ally. Assad is also backed by Iran and Shi'ite militias.

Read more ....

WNU Editor: Syria is telling Sputnik that at least two Syria soldiers were killed .... At Least Two Syrian Troops Killed, 15 Wounded in New Coalition Strike - Source (Sputnik).

More News On The U.S.-Led Coalition Launching New Airstrikes On Iranian-Backed Fighters In Syria

US-led coalition strikes pro-regime forces in Syria: official -- AFP
U.S.-led coalition strikes pro-government forces in Syria -- CBS/AP
US-led coalition strikes pro-Syrian regime forces -- CNN
US strikes pro-Syrian regime forces 15 miles from coalition training facility in Syria -- ABC News
Syria strikes: US-led coalition hits pro-Assad forces -- FOX News
US hits Assad-backed fighters near training base in Syria -- The Hill
The US-led coalition destroyed more pro-Assad forces at a growing hotspot in the Syrian desert -- Business Insider
US warplanes again strike militias near Syrian-Jordanian border -- Long War Journal
US-led coalition destroys pro-government forces within deconfliction zone in Syria – Pentagon -- RT
US-led coalition's Air Force delivers air strike at pro-government forces in Syria -- TASS
US Coalition Destroys Pro-Syrian Government Forces Within Deconfliction Zone -- Sputnik
U.S. Carries Out Another Airstrike in Syria -- The Atlantic

No comments: