The latest US coalition’s airstrike within the de-confliction zone on Tuesday killed at least two Syrian army troops and injured more than 15 others.
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — At least two Syrian army servicemen were killed and more than 15 were injured as a result of the fresh airstrikes by the US-led coalition in the At Tanf area, according to the source.
Pentagon announced earlier on Tuesday that the US-led coalition has conducted a new strike on pro-Syrian government forces as they were entering a de-confliction zone near At Tanf.
“Two soldiers of the Syrian army were killed, more than 15 were injured as a result of US air strikes in the Syrian desert,” the source said.
On May 18, the coalition conducted its first airstrike against the pro-government forces, which the United States believes are backed by Iran, as it was moving inside a well-established de-confliction zone in southern Syria.
The United States and Russia signed the bilateral memorandum of understanding in October 2015 to ensure their flight safety during combat missions over Syria.
US Coalition Destroys Pro-Syrian Government Forces Within Deconfliction Zone
The US-led coalition air forces launched strikes a new strike against pro-Syrian government force on Tuesday as it was advancing inside a deconfliction zone near At Tanf, according to the statement of Operation Inherent Resolve.
WASHINGTON — The US-led coalition against the Islamic State [Daesh] terror group (banned in Russia) conducted a new strike against pro-Syrian government force on Tuesday as it was advancing inside a deconfliction zone near al-Tanf, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a release.
“Despite previous warnings, pro-regime forces entered the agreed-upon de-confliction zone with a tank, artillery, anti-aircraft weapons, armed technical vehicles and more than 60 soldiers posing a threat to Coalition and partner forces based at the At Tanf Garrison.” The release stated.