07 Feb '18, 11pm

Pro-Assad fighters attack US-backed forces, coalition advisers

Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters Wednesday, U.S. Central Command said in a press statement. Coalition service members were co-located with the SDF forces during the attack. The service members were acting in an advise, assist, and accompany capacity when the attack occurred, eight kilometers east of the agreed-upon Euphrates River de-confliction line, officials said in the statement. “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,” the statement read, using the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State (ISIS). “The Coalition remains committed to focusing on the defeat-Daesh mission in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and asserts its non-negotiable right ...

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