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Syria accuses International Coalition of launching missile strikes against army sites

Syrian army chief praises victories against militants [File photo]
Syrian army chief praises victories against militants [File photo]

Syria has accused the US-led coalition forces of launching missile strikes on Sunday night against Syrian army positions in the centre of the country, state-run SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying.

“At about 8:00 pm (18:00 GMT), US coalition forces fired several missiles at some of our sites in the Ghorab mountain” near Homs eastern countryside the source said.

According to the source, the airstrikes caused material damages without giving further details.

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For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the coalition forces stationed at the Tanf base on the border with Iraq have launched “more than 14 rockets” at a Syrian army convoy while passing through the desert in the far east of Homs countryside.

“The convoy was stranded in the middle of the desert about 35 kilometres from the al-Tanf base where US and British forces are stationed,” said Rami Abdul Rahman, director of the observatory.

The United States uses the al-Tanf base to carry out operations against Daesh and has previously used the base to train Syrian opposition fighters.

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