Thursday, February 8, 2018

US-Led Coalition Bombs Syrian Forces Following Israeli Strike Near Damascus

Via Billy

Syrian President Bashara al-Assad has repeatedly stated that the presence of the US-led coalition on Syrian soil is an act of aggression and a violation of Syrian sovereignty. Officially, Russian and Syrian air forces are the only military allowed to operate in Syria 
A US-led coalition has conducted several "defensive" airstrikes against Syrian forces allied with President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in Syria's Deir al-Zor province, in retaliation for what the coalition said was an "unprovoked" attack on the US-backed left-wing Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters.

Furthermore, CNN reported late Thursday that US forces are now investigating whether Russian contractors were involved in the initial attack against the SDF, after a US official told the news outlet that the possibility could not be ruled out.

The retaliatory airstrikes are said to have occurred 8km (5 miles) east of the Euphrates River, while no U.S. troops embedded with the local fighters at their headquarters are believed to have been wounded or killed in the attack on the headquarters, reports Reuters.

The US-led coalition did not say whether any pro-Syrian forces were killed in the retaliatory strike.

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  1. This is slick.
    TPTB make it appear we need to be there, and have been there for some time.
    More "progress" made towards the creation of Greater Kurdistan.
    MAGA. Drain the swamp.

  2. The NGO's pushing a new Syria war.

    1. Thanks.

  3. Grassley memo shocker.
    (Video also addresses Syria situation).

  4. Why are our military forces even in Syria?

    Why doesn't President Trump bring all of our troops back to the United States?

    Why doesn't President Trump immediately end all of America's foreign wars and/or military operations?


  6. Well. Look at the map. Der azhour is on a boundary between Syrian (pro regime) forces and Kurd forces. The kurds are occupying the terrain that Isis used to hold. The US and Russia have been working together and cooperating to crush Isis with the river as the dividing line. It is the policy of those kurd forces to have a political settlement as part of Syria, not independence. The pro regime forces claim they were attacking Isis, but they were accurately shelling Kurdish hq. The so-called retaliatory airstrikes were not retaliatory, but we're defensive fire supporting troops in contact. The Syrians were only fired on until they retreated.

    --generic. (From the swamp)