Russia, Syria blast U.S. strikes targeting anti-Daesh forces

The US-led global coalition struck on Thursday in Southern Syria forces of a militia supporting the regime of President Assad, announced the command of Operation Inherent Resolve, the official name for the coalition fighting ISIS ("Islamic State in Iraq and Syria").

A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial "aggression" by the USA -led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan killed several soldiers and caused material damage, a move likely to increase tension in the war-torn country.

On Thursday, the USA sent aircraft to strike Syrian regime vehicles that violated a "deconfliction" zone set up around al-Tanf, an army base where US and allied special forces are training Syrian militias, CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reported.

Officials said the strikes were also intended as a signal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to keep his forces out of the region where the borders of Jordan, Syria, and Iraq meet, which was designated a de-confliction zone under an agreement between the United States and Russian Federation.

According to ABC News, U.S. officials said several of the Syrian vehicles were destroyed in the strike. "Any military actions that lead to a deterioration in the situation in Syria obviously impact the political process", deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov was quoted as saying by state-run RIA Novosti in Geneva.

"Coalition forces have operated in the At Tanf area for many months, training and advising vetted partner forces who are fighting" the Islamic State, or ISIS or ISIL, in Syria, the officials added.

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Prior to the airstrike, the US-led coalition had conducted "a show of force" and fired warning shots, coalition spokesperson confirmed to Sputnik.

The Syrian regime said the air strike hit without elaborating and hampered "its efforts to fight Daesh". "The agreed upon de-confliction zone agreement remains in effect". When the forces did not respond, the commander called for an airstrike.

We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war, he said.

President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike against the Syrian government in April in response to a chemical attack by the Assad regime on its own people.

U.S. and United Kingdom special forces have been training Syrian rebels at a heavily fortified base in al Tanf.

US military forces launched new airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting pro-Assad forces in the southern part of the country, reported BuzzFeed News. When the Syrians insisted on proceeding into the area, the US planes were cleared to fire.

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