Pentagon Denies Reports U.S.-Led Strike Hit Syrian Regime

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The Pentagon denied reports Thursday that the U.S.-led coalition had killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in Syria.

"These reports are false, the coalition did not strike any Syrian army positions in eastern Syria," Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Kone Faulkner said in a statement. 

"The coalition's mission is to defeat ISIS in designated parts of Iraq and Syria, and to set conditions for follow-on stability operations. This mission has not changed."

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a broad network of sources across Syria, said the raid had hit army positions south of Albu Kamal, a town on Syria's border with Iraq.

A military source quoted by state news agency SANA said that "some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes."

Comments 4
Thumb lubnani.masi7i 24 May 2018, 13:56

The coalition denied any strikes. Hezbollah and Assad making up stories as usual

Thumb gigahabib 24 May 2018, 19:06

Lol, yeah, the Americans are not known to lie, right?

Thumb janoubi 24 May 2018, 19:28

It was Israel and you and your cowardly iran and hezbollah do not want to embarrass themselves by not retaliating. So, they blame the coalition/USA as they know brain washed followers like you do not expect them to retaliate.

Thumb chrisrushlau 25 May 2018, 15:43

Too bad Hezbullah wasn't around in 2006 to throw Israel out of Lebanon. That would have convinced all Lebanese that "power to the people" really works. Especially Hezbullah. I'm talking about getting rid of the Article 24 set-aside of half of Parliament to Christians. I must say, however, that janoubi is right to point out that Lebanese military berets are among the finest in the world, which is why they must be kept far from harm's way.