Syrian regime forces launched a coordinated attack that included about 500 regime troops, 122mm howitzers, tanks and multiple launch rocket systems on the US -backed SDF headquarters in Deir al-Zor province approximately five miles east of the Euphrates River, a de-confliction line between the coalition and Russian and Syrian forces, according to Business Insider. An unidentified commander fighting in the military alliance supporting President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters that seven members of the pro-government forces had been killed and 27 injured.
USA advisers called in a rare strike Thursday on Syrian-backed forces in Deir el-Zour, site of most of Syria's oil and gas fields.
"We know they were pro-regime forces", he said, "Iranian, Assad, Russian, mercenaries, I can't tell you".
The Pentagon boss also dismissed any suggestion that Russian Federation, the Syrian government's most powerful military ally, had any control over the mysterious attacking force. This clash, which took place in Khusham near the Euphrates River, is the largest reported to date between us -backed forces and pro-regime forces in Syria.
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The US-led anti-ISIS coalition bombarded Syrian Arab Army and allied pro-government forces in the province of Deir Ezzor killing many army officers on the night of Wednesday to Thursday.
No uniformed Russian soldiers were killed in the US -coalition strike on Deir Ezzor, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement cited by Interfax on Thursday.
Calling the attack a "perplexing situation", Mattis said he could not give any explanation why they would shell the SDF headquarters with artillery. "Coalition officials were in regular communication with Russian counterparts before, during and after the attack".
This time around, the U.S. military said that it was exercising its "inherent right of self-defense" in attacking the forces of a government whose territory American troops are occupying without either its consent or any mandate from the United Nations.
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According to Russia's Ministry of Defense, the advancing pro-regime forces had not coordinated with Russian officials in the area. "The incident was caused by uncoordinated reconnaissance and search operations plans of the Syrian militias with the Russian command task force in the locality of Salhiyah".
Regime and SDF fighters were involved in several skirmishes in the area previous year, as they each conducted parallel operations against some of the Islamic State jihadist group's last bastions.
As part of that mission, the United States has armed and trained the SDF to combat ISIS.
The coalition's counter-offensive involved F-22 stealth jets, F-15 fighters, and MQ-9 drones, as well as a U.S. High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).
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Now that the common goal of clearing out IS militants from Syria is nearly realized, Damascus and its allies have repeatedly threatened war against US troops if they don't leave the country.