On February 20, two warplanes of the Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) flew over the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf where the US-led coalition maintains a large garrison.
The coalition’s main proxy group in al-Tanf, the Revolutionary Commando Army (MaT), confirmed that the warplanes were spotted by its fighters. In a propaganda statement, the group claimed that the two warplanes almost collided over al-Tanf.
Around 200 US troops and some 300 MaT fighters are usually present at al-Tanf. The garrison, which was established in 2016, blocks a strategic highway that links the Syrian capital, Damascus, with Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The US-led coalition maintains a 55 kilometers no-fly zone around the garrison. Despite this, VKS warplanes conduct reconnaissance sorties over the area on a regular basis.
Al-Tanf came under attack on October 20 of last year. The garrison was targeted with five suicide drones and indirect fire. The attack resulted in some serious material damage. However, there were no casualties. US officials believe that Iran or Iranian-backed forces were behind the attack.
The VKS is apparently keeping an eye on al-Tanf, where the US-led coalition maintains several M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS). The systems can be armed with MGM-140 ATACMS tactical ballistic missiles with a range of 300 kilometers.
MaT is a useless army, it has only 300 fighters. Like a village. The Jordanian-backed Southern Front had 30,000 and now they are allied with Assad and the Russians.
They should have blasted it off the map.
Next time. This was the final warning fir the crumbling americant empire to get the eff out.
yankees only go back to mamy in bodybags. Blow them the hell out off Syria and the M.E.
Last warning before the hypersonic cruise missiles start flying. The gloves are off. Final days of the crumbling americant empire…