Government Troops Withdrew From Several Positions On Syrian-Jordanian Border After Warning From US-led Coalition

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Government Troops Withdrew From Several Positions On Syrian-Jordanian Border After Warning From US-led Coalition

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On Saturday, an officer of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) who was deployed on the Syrian-Jordanian border told South Front that the SAA withdrew from garrison 204 to garrison 198 on the border after a direct warning from the US-led coalition.

The SAA officer said US-led coalition warplanes made low pass over a convoy of the SAA near the garrison. The warplanes fired flares and conducted several airstrikes on empty areas near the SAA convoy forcing it to withdrew towards the garrison 202.

According to the officer, after the SAA reached garrison 202 mortars and missiles fired by the US Special Operation Forces and the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) landed around the garrison.

SAA units received a direct order to withdrew to garrison 198 within 3 hours since the moment. After the SAA units reached garrison 198, the US-led coalition stopped the violent actions.

However, the SAA officer told South Front that UAVs of the US-led coalition are flying around the clock over the SAA positions on the Syrian-Jordanian border.

The garrison 198 is located 55km south of the US-led coalition base in al-Tanaf area on the Damascus-Baghdad highway, near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

The Al-Tanaf base is now surrounded by the SAA from all sides inside Syria. However, the US-led coalition claims that it is using the base to “fight ISIS”.

Back on October 6, the Russian Defense Ministry said that ISIS launched attacks against the SAA from the US-held area of al-Tanaf. Syrian pro-government activists believe that the real aim of the al-Tanaf base is to block the Damascus-Baghdad highway because Israel sees it as a “supply line” from Iran to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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