Reuters logo
U.S.-led coalition says struck pro-Syrian government forces advancing on 'de-confliction' zone
May 18, 2017 / 6:36 PM / 7 months ago

U.S.-led coalition says struck pro-Syrian government forces advancing on 'de-confliction' zone

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition said it struck pro-Syrian government forces that were “advancing well inside an established de-confliction zone” in southern Syria on Thursday.

The coalition said the forces “posed a threat” to U.S. and partner forces at Tanf base near the joint Syria-Iraq-Jordan border, where U.S. special forces operate and train Free Syrian Army rebels.

“This action was taken after apparent Russian attempts to dissuade Syrian pro-regime movement south towards At Tanf were unsuccessful, a coalition aircraft show of force, and the firing of warning shots,” it said in a statement.

Reporting by Ellen Francis; Editing by Hugh Lawson

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below