U.S.-Led Coalition Forces Bomb Pro-Assad-Regime Group in Syria


American-led coalition forces have attacked Pro-Assad forces in Syria, according to U.S. officials Wednesday evening.  Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters was attacked by Syrian pro-regime forces, and in response, the U.S.-led coalition conducted airstrikes.

The attack from pro-regime forces was unprovoked and occurred about five miles east of the Euphrates River, which is a deconfliction line.  In response the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve, led by U.S. forces, conducted strikes against pro-Assad forces.

The coalition released a statement that read as follows:

“In defense of Coalition and partner forces, the Coalition conducted strikes against attacking forces to repel the act of aggression against partners engaged in the Global Coalition’s defeat-Daesh mission.”

“Daesh” is an Arabic-language acronym for the Islamic State.

Anti-government forces have been involved in a bloody Civil War in Syria against the force of President Bashar Assad since 2011.

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