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Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

The official cited by Syrian state TV only mentioned "one of our military points" being targeted, without providing further detail.

Representatives of Syria's government and the opposition High Negotiations Committee are in Switzerland for the sixth round of UN-backed peace talks, but there has been little sign of progress.

Syrian has said an aerial "aggression" by the US-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan killed several soldiers and caused material damage.

They said in a statement that the Syrian forces "posed a threat" to U.S. and allied troops at Tanf base near the Syria-Iraq-Jordan border.

He was referring not only to Thursday's strike but also to others carried out by the US-led coalition in recent months that have killed civilians in areas held by IS. The United States has not spoken about any strikes carried out by the US -led coalition on that date.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said on Friday that a USA military strike against militia supported by the Syrian government had hit civilians and was unacceptable, Russian news agencies reported.

The source said the attack hampered efforts by the Syrian army and its allies to fight Daesh terrorists who have been wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria for years.

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The statement said that the US communicated its concerns to the Turkish government "in the strongest possible terms". They "began aggressively provoking Turkish-American citizens who had peacefully assembled to greet the President".

"The Syrian Arab Army is fighting terrorism on its territory, and no party has the right to determine the course of its operations", the source said.

"This was despite Russian attempts to dissuade pro-regime movement towards al Tanf, coalition aircraft show of force and warning shots".

The claim that Russian Federation was warned and was still unable to stop the convoy will call into question how much influence their commanders have over Assad and Iranian forces in parts of Syria.

"They were potentially probing to see how close they could get to al Tanf", an anonymous United States official said.

American officials and Syrian activists said the strike took place in the desert near the border with Jordan, although it was unclear if it struck the Syrian army or just militias allied with the government.

Asked if the airstrike increases the U.S. role in the Syrian war, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said America will defend its troops in case of "aggressive" steps against them. He was asked if the airstrike represented an increase in the US role in the Syrian war. "And that is a coalition element made up of more than just USA troops, and so we will defend ourselves (if) people take aggressive steps against us".


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