February 08, 2018

US coalition conducts airstrikes against Syrian regime troops

Featuring Nicholas Heras

Source: The National

Journalist Joyce Karam

The US coalition in Syria conducted airstrikes against pro-Assad regime forces on Wednesday, in a fresh escalation between the two sides.

In a statement released on Wednesday night, the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve announced that its forces launched airstrikes against Assad regime forces in the Euphrates river valley area in Syria.

According to the statement, the strike came after “Syrian pro-regime forces initiated an unprovoked attack against well-established Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters on February 7.”

During the attack, “coalition service members [US troops] in an advice, assist and accompany capacity were co-located with SDF partners”, just “eight kilometres east of the agreed-upon Euphrates River de-confliction line.”

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Nicholas A. Heras is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. He is also a Senior Analyst at the Jamestown Found...