US-led coalition strike sought to stop advance on Tanf base in south Syria

May 18, 2017 21:35
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A "warning raid" by the US-led coalition on Thursday sought to prevent an attempted advance towards Tanf base in southern Syria, said a commander in the alliance fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"The raid only destroyed a tank. It did not aim to cause casualties or damage, but to stop an attack" and advance by Syrian government forces and allied militia, said the non-Syrian commander.

The US-led coalition said it had struck pro-Syrian government forces that were "advancing well inside an established de-confliction zone" northwest of Tanf base, where US special forces operate and train Free Syrian Army rebels.

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