Early on January 20, a drone attack targeted a key garrison of the United States-led coalition in the southeastern Syrian area of al-Tanf, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR)
The London-based monitoring group said that the U.S. placed its troops in al-Tanf on high-alert after the attack, which injured a fighter of the Army of Free Syria. The group, previously known as Maghaweir al-Thowra, is the coalition’s main proxy in the garrison.
Around 200 U.S. troops are usually deployed in al-Tanf. The coalition maintains a 55-kilometers around the garrison, which blocks a strategic highway between the Syrian capital, Damascus, and the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
According to the SOHR, the drone attack likely carried out by Iranian-backed forces in Syria or Iraq. The U.S. Central Command is yet to comment on the monitoring group’s report.
If confirmed, this would be the first attack on al-Tanf this year. Forces backed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps were blamed for two attacks which targeted the garrison on October 20 and August 15 of last year. Suicide drones and rockets were used in the attacks, which were reportedly carried out in response to Israeli strikes on Syria.
The U.S.-led coalition have been working to expand its presence in al-Tanf. In September, the coalition appointed a new radical leader for its proxies in the garrison, then went on to reorganize and rebrand them. In the same month, there was reports about the deployment of air defense systems in the area. Later in October, the coalition approved a plan to boost their ranks with more than 2,000 new militants.
One of the garrison’s main tasks is reportedly to act as a forward intelligence gathering center in support of Israel’s military activities against Iranian-backed forces in Syria. Furthermore, Israeli fighter jets launch attacks on targets in central and northern Syria from al-Tanf no-fly zone on a regular basis.
The alleged drone attack on al-Tanf could provoke a military response from the U.S., which retaliated to nearly all previous attacks on the garrison.
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US violating Syria’s sovereignty by illegally maintaining a military base on Syrian soil, and the US soldiers in the base don’t have a clue why they are there,
No, some do and just don’t care.
An extremist leader, not a „radical“ one… that‘s a huge difference.
USA CAN DO ANY DAMN THING . USA WILL LOOSE EVERYTHING IN REGION.!
The day Syria starts to eliminate yankees and nato forces, they will run to mamy. Give Russia a ultimatum to shoot down every hostile plane from yankees, UK, nato Turky and the illegal entity israhell. Or give the commands from AD in Syrian hands.
Iran will give them the AD as Russia refuses to do it.
A really pity there were no Anglo-Ameriscum™ deaths
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Viete čo by bolo z taktického hľadiska úžasné? Ak by tí militanti získali zopár Bajraktar TB2 Tureckej výroby. Myslím, že v dnešnej napätej dobe, by to bolo celkom možné. To by istotne urobilo zlú krv medzi darebáckym štátom USA a Tureckom. Teraz keď už sú aj tak ich vzťahy dosť napäté, pre vstup Fínska a Švédska do (zto) NATO, by to bolo ako poriadny kopanec do gúľ. Ruská tajná služba by si tým poriadne blysla. Mohli by touto dômyselnou úlohou poveriť svojich dvoch už legendárnych agentov, Alexandra Petrova a Ruslana Boširova. Ha, ha, ha … nech je trochu viac zábavy. Zároveň by tým by Rusko vyslalo jasný signál USA a EU. Podporujete Banderovských fašistov na Ukrajine, tak pozor!!!
US politicians and the military say they’re in Syria to fight ISIS and bring democracy when in fact they’re in Syria on Israel’s orders. If they were truly sincere about fighting terrorism and spreading democracy, they wouldn’t have left Afghanistan where the Taliban, al-Qaeda and ISIS have now safe havens to prepare for future attacks and where Afghan women have now lost all their rights.
Israel’s terrorist organization cannot attack Iran directly so they use other pervert methods to engage Washington with Iran.
what the hell is Uncle Sam doing in Seria? making the world safe for democracy again?
Perfect time to drive the Americans out of Syria with the total focus on Ukraine.
If Syrians cooperate with Iraqis and Jordanians on that place then the US will have no excuses to blame Hezbollah.