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U.S. Forces In Al-Tanaf Strike Syrian Army Positions

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U.S. Forces In Al-Tanaf Strike Syrian Army Positions

U.S. Army soldiers conduct training drills and fire missions with M142 High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) at an undisclosed location in Syria (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Matthew Callahan

On December 2, the US-led coalition launched several rockets from its base in the area of al-Tanaf near the Syrian-Iraqi border at positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the al-Ghurab mount, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).

“At 8:00 PM US-led coalition launched several rockets at some of our positions in the al-Ghurab mount south of the town of al-Sukhnah causing material loses only,” a military source told the SANA.

Syrian pro-government activists confirmed that positions of the SAA’s 21st Brigade had been hit by 14 rockets. The rockets were reportedly launched from the U.S. M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) deployed at the al-Tanaf base.

During the last few months, the US-led coalition forces conducted several exercises and live-fire drills with the HIMARS in the al-Tanaf base. The coalition claimed that it was training with its proxies to counter ISIS.

This attack will likely increase the tension between the Damascus government and the US-led coalition, that’s yet to comment on the incident.

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