BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:47 A.M.) – The Syrian Army has discovered and engaged Islamic State units inside the so-called At-Tanf ‘security zone’ upheld by US-backed forces in the country’s south.

According a source within the Syrian Army, government troops undertook move to seize the strategic Bi’ir Atshan area in At-Tanf’s countryside on Friday as part of a new operation aimed at countering the movement of US-backed forces throughout Homs and Rif Dimashq (Damascus) provinces.

The Syrian Army had expected to find to location deserted and were intending to establish new positions throughout the area.

In the event, the Syrian Army units encountered ISIS terrorists in the Bi’ir Atshan area and briefly engaged them before the jihadist fighters withdrew towards the Iraqi border.

Syrian forces could not pursue the terrorist elements towards the town of At-Tanf due to the fact that they would have been bombed by American warplanes (as has happened more than once) for any further penetration of the US-controlled region.

Bi’ir Atshan is located just within the US military’s 55-kilometer buffer zone in southern Syria. Considering the ISIS militants encountered were riding in pickups, it is hard to believe that American aerial surveillance were not aware of their presence.

The Syrian Army has since begun establishing positions throughout the Bi’ir Atshan area.

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Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

USAF = ISISAF ❗

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So now we know what we knew already: Al-Tanf and al-Yuqf are ISIS bases – protected by the Americans.

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Stern Daler

Bad. The US lack manpower and hinder IS fight.

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Friend of foe to the US – is irrelevant as they will forget you in a blink of the eye. It is time Al-Tanf is eradicated and I shall pray for the innocent victims.

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to get the muricans out of Syria (Al-Tanf) they need to drive into Jordan and chase them away from there too

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Stern Daler

They also forget allies that way.

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Yeah, here we’ve seen this in 1940… Took them 4 years to decide to beach land and only by fear of the Soviets reaching the Atlantic ocean…

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And forgot their allies contribution – see Hollywood films.