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US strikes Syria to protect British and American special forces

19 May 2017, 10:32 | Terri Saunders

The U.S. defense official told VOA "the strike was not a change in policy", but rather an instance of the commander on the ground calling for force protection.

The U.S. -led coalition operates a training facility there for Syrian opposition forces fighting ISIS.

"We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war, but we will defend our troops", he said during a visit of Sweden's defense minister to the Pentagon.

Russian Federation condemned on May 19 strikes by the USA -led coalition against Syrian forces as "unacceptable", state media reported, after the bombing of pro-government troops.

US-backed rebels have secured larges areas of the Badia from Islamic State in recent months, but the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militia have moved hundreds of troops with tanks to the town of Sabaa Biyar, near the strategic Damascus-Baghdad highway.

US-led warplanes hit the pro-government convoy as it headed towards a remote western-backed rebel garrison near the border with Jordan.

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The Guardian said earlier this week that these cities are being targeted specifically by Iran in order to secure a route the stretches from Tehran to Latakia on the Syrian Mediterranean coast, with Iraq acting as a transit hub.

The attack left eight of the fighters dead, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The U.S. -led coalition is battling the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in Syria and is generally not attacking Assad.

"Such actions that were carried out against the Syrian armed forces. this is completely unacceptable, this is a breach of Syrian sovereignty", Gatilov said.

The U.S. -led coalition attempted to use a hotline they have established with the Russians to warn the Syrian government to remove the forces from near the coalition base.

Muzahem al-Saloum of Maghaweer al-Thawra told Reuters news agency that coalition jets had struck after rebel forces clashed with the convoy. According to reports, the strikes were originally intended as a show of force to deter a 20-vehicle pro-regime convoy from heading toward the base. He was asked if the airstrike increases the USA role in the Syrian war.



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