The US-led coalition and its Syrian proxies conducted night live drills near the al-Tanaf garrison in southeastern Syrian on May 11.
“The Revolutionary Commando Army alongside Coalition Forces, conducted night exercises to increase their combat capabilities and prevent the return of Daesh [ISIS] to the 55K no one was hurt in these exercises,” the Revolutionary Commando Army said in a short press release.
The US-backed group released a video showing what appears to be a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) of the coalition conducting a live firing exercise as a part of the drills.
Last month, the US-led coalition and its proxies conducted several similar live drills, in what appears to be an attempt to deter Damascus and its allies, which stepped up their military presence around al-Tanaf.
Damascus and its allies are pressuring the coalition in order to evacuate more than 50,000 civilians, who are trapped in the al-Rukban camp in the 55km zone around al-Tanaf. The camp’s residents are lacking sufficient food supplies and medial care.
A recent report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) revealed that more than 7,500 civilians have been evacuated from the nearby US-controlled Rukban refugee camp by the Damascus government and Russian forces. Despite the US-led coalition objection, the camp’s leaders are reportedly facilitating the evacuation process.