Syria condemns attack by US-led coalition

Judge Merrick Garland arrives for a meeting in Washington

Judge Merrick Garland arrives for a meeting in Washington

In a statement, the army said the us -led anti-terror coalition attacked one of the military positions near the Tanf area in the Syrian desert near the Iraqi borders on Thursday afternoon, leaving a number of "martyrs and some material losses".

"[On Wednesday (local time)] the Coalition struck Syrian pro-regime forces advancing in a deconfliction zone near At Tanf posing a threat to USA partner forces", the US-led Coalition wrote in a tweet.

According to US military commanders, the strike was carried out in response to the entry of the regime-allied forces into a "de-escalation zone" in which USA and allied forces were operating.

A member of the US -backed Syrian rebel forces told Reuters the strikes hit a convoy of Syrian and Iranian-backed militias that were heading toward a base used by usa and U.S. -supported forces.

Meanwhile, a military source said the strike reveals the real scheme by the USA and Zionist entity against Syria.

The latest USA bill on sanctions against the Syrian government and its foreign allies, including Russia and Iran, only serves as an obstacle to the fight against terrorism and peace process in Syria, the chairman of the Russian State Duma International Affairs Committee, Leonid Slutsky, said.

Thursday's strike marks a noticeable shift on USA policy in the country, which previously only primarily focused on going after jihadi groups such as the Islamic State, and not the Iran-Assad-Hezbollah-Shia militia coalition that is also operating in Syria.

The U.S. -led coalition warplanes on Thursday struck one of the Assad regime's military sites in southern Syria near the border with Jordan.

A U.S. airstrike has struck pro-Syrian government forces for the first time in an attack near the border with Jordan.

"Such actions that were carried out against the Syrian armed forces. this is completely unacceptable".

"The Syrian army is fighting terrorist groups on its ground, and no force has the right to determine the fronts on which the army fight the terrorist groups", the statement said.

The Syrian Observervatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said eight fighters non-Syrian fighters were killed in the United States attack.

Two months of US -backed rebel advances against Islamic State militants have allowed them to secure swaths of territory in the Badia, alarming the Syrian government and its allies.

The airstrikes took place near the southern Syrian town of At Tanf, where USA and coalition forces had established a so-called "de-confliction zone", which also was home to a US training camp for moderate Syrian militias, according to a command statement posted on the coalition's Twitter site.

CENTCOM told the media that the strike destroyed "construction equipment and a tank".

The Pentagon said it had been operating in the Al-Tanf area for months training partner forces to battle IS. "It (Thursday's strike) is utterly unacceptable and a violation of Syria's sovereignty".

The U.S. military does not speak with the Syrian government. But the Russians and pro-regime forces apparently ignored warnings, and the United States then hit the convoy with a direct airstrike.

US officials said an agreement existed with Russian Federation on a so-called "deconfliction" area around Tanf garrison, meant to avoid an accidental clash of forces.

U.S. defence secretary General James Mattis denied the destruction of the convoy, which included a number of tanks, marked an escalation of America's intervention in Syria.

Recommended News

  • Blind: Celta win a major step towards final

    Blind: Celta win a major step towards final

    Mourinho revealed after the game that Rashford tends to hang around training sessions long after his teammates. "He's been wonderful and he's come tremendously far", the 24-year-old said.
    Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

    Deadline to register to vote in General Election 2017 just days away

    You do not need to do this if you were registered to vote at the European Union referendum, and you have not changed address. You will need your National Insurance number and, if you're a British citizen living overseas , your passport as well.
    Oil prices climb on hopes output cuts will be extended

    Oil prices climb on hopes output cuts will be extended

    Oman, a non-OPEC producer like Russian Federation, extended its support the very day for controls to proceed till March. Supply cuts of 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd) were initially agreed to run during the first half of 2017.
  • Trump say it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation  head by next week

    Trump say it's possible he could pick Federal Bureau of Investigation head by next week

    Asked if there will be a decision before the start of the president's foreign trip on May 19, he said, "Even that is possible". Thompson also served as US attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and held several high-level positions at PepsiCo.
    GOP health plan really about taxes

    GOP health plan really about taxes

    Under this new plan, states can get a waiver that would allow insurers to set prices based on how healthy a person is. Medicaid is central to the congressional discussion about Obamacare and the federal-state financial relationship.

    Cyber should be wake-up call for govts

    She pointed out that while internal users may need access to the data on those devices, someone on the internet shouldn't. In March, Microsoft unveiled a patch to address the issue, but several users are yet to have their systems updated.
  • Trump scandals reach tipping point: Special counsel appointed

    Because it was a closed briefing, it's unclear exactly how Rosenstein described how he knew Trump would fire Comey. Reportedly , Trump was unaware that Rosenstein planned to make the appointment until the formal announcement.
    Old tweets about classified info from GOP and Trump resurfaces

    Old tweets about classified info from GOP and Trump resurfaces

    The FBI has been investigating possible ties between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation during the election. Trump has also attacked leakers of classified information in the past.
    France's Macron says EU treaty change 'not taboo'

    France's Macron says EU treaty change 'not taboo'

    About potential changes on the main EU treaties, Merkel said the union can not resist the transformations across the world. May insists that Britain must leave the bloc's single market in order to control immigration.
  • Donald Trump signs executive order to establish voter fraud investigation

    Donald Trump signs executive order to establish voter fraud investigation

    The official says the panel will include Republicans and Democrats and include current and former state election officials. He hasn't offered any proof of the allegation and state election officials across the country have disputed the contention.

    Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks's Assange

    Assange's Swedish lawyer declared the decision of the Swedish prosecutors to drop the rape charges as a "victory" for his client. Ny told reporters that the WikiLeaks founder had "tried to dodge all attempts at arrest" by British and Swedish authorities.
    'American Idol' to Return 'Bigger, Bolder and Better' on ABC

    'American Idol' to Return 'Bigger, Bolder and Better' on ABC

    NBC, which is now home to " The Voice ", was also reportedly interested in picking up " Idol " at one point. Are you excited about American Idol coming back?

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.