米軍がシリア南部で政府軍同調勢力を空爆: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年05月19日

米軍がシリア南部で政府軍同調勢力を空爆

RT2017/5/18
The US forces in Syria have bombed a militia group fighting alongside the Syrian government forces in southern Syria on Thursday, the US-led coalition has confirmed.
The coalition said in a statement that the Syrian forces "posed a threat" to US and partner troops at Tanf base near the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border.
"This action was taken after apparent Russian attempts to dissuade Syrian pro-regime movement south towards At Tanf were unsuccessful, a coalition aircraft show of force, and the firing of warning shots," the statement said.
Having commented on the incident, the US Defense Secretary James Mattis said Washington was not deepening its role in the Syrian conflict, but would defend its troops.
The Syrian forces allegedly entered a so-called "de-confliction" zone in the Homs Governorate, which was perceived as a threat to "US-allied troops." The militia forces allegedly clashed with the Pentagon-backed Maghawir Al-Thawra militant group (formerly known as New Syrian Army), which called in coalition air support.
“We notified the coalition that we were being attacked by the Syrian army and Iranians in this point and the coalition came and destroyed the advancing convoy," Reuters cited a militant representative as saying.
US special forces have been present in the area "for many months" to train and advise Free Syrian Army fighters. Damascus considers such Washington's presence illegal in the country, as no official invitation has been extended to the US to conduct any military action on its territory.

RT2017/5/18
US-led coalition airstrikes on Syrian pro-government forces near the city of An Tanf hit a tank, a bulldozer and construction equipment. US Central Command did not rule out casualties, but told RT it would not report a body count.
“If they were being used,” a US Central Command spokesman Josh Jacques told RT, casualties would be likely, but he said he is “not speculating.”
CentCom told RT that an assessment of Thursday’s attack is being conducted, but that even when it is completed, there would not be an exact body count reported, because they don't have ground access.
The International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve said the Syrian forces "posed a threat" to troops of the US and the coalition. The Tanf base is located near the borders of Syria, Iraq and Jordan.
Unspecified Syrian pro-government forces allegedly entered a so-called "de-confliction" zone in the Homs Governorate and clashed with Pentagon-backed Maghawir Al-Thawra militants, formerly known as the New Syrian Army, which called in coalition air support.
US Defense Secretary James Mattis said that the airstrikes did not represent Washington increasing its role in the Syrian civil war.

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