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US-led coalition strikes pro-Assad forces near Jordan, Iraq

Smoke rises after the Assad Regime forces carried out airstrikes in Damascus, Syria on April 3, 2017. ( Diaa Al-Din - Anadolu Agency )
Smoke rises after the Assad Regime forces carried out airstrikes in Damascus, Syria on April 3, 2017. ( Diaa Al-Din - Anadolu Agency )

The US-led coalition said it struck pro-Syrian government forces that were “advancing well inside an established de-confliction zone” in southern Syria today.

The coalition said the forces “posed a threat” to US and partner forces at Al-Tanf base near the joint Syria-Iraq-Jordan border, where US 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 Al-Tanf were unsuccessful, a coalition aircraft show of force, and the firing of warning shots

it said in a statement.

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