BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack against the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh), today, near the U.S. Coalition lines in eastern Homs.

According to a military report, the Syrian Army heavily targeted the Islamic State’s positions near the key town of Al-Sukhnah, which is located north of the U.S.-held Al-Tanf region of Homs.

The report said that the Syrian military struck the Daesh defenses with heavy artillery and airstrikes in this vast desert area.

In response to the Syrian Arab Army’s attack, Daesh fired several artillery shells towards the government positions in the Al-Sukhnah countryside.

These latest clashes in the Al-Sukhnah countryside come just a week after the U.S. reportedly bombed the Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the Daesh front-lines.

The U.S. Coalition said that their forces struck Daesh’s positions near Al-Sukhah; however, the Syrian military claimed that the U.S.’ attack hit their defenses instead.

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The Americans in al-Tanf are there to train opposition fighters against the Syrian Government. If the American military wasn’t there, the SAA with help from the RuAF would have cleared the area of ISIS and other foregn-backed jihadis a year ago.

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Karel Vd Geest

Well, that is exactly the point, right? US does not want SAA and Iranian proxies there. Easy to understand, imo.

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I cannot wait the moment a foreign power to finance, train and supply in USA an opposition force against the US-government. That will happen for sure. What you do, always comes back to you soon or later. It will be a joy to watch…

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jmNZ

What are the American “coalition” doing bombing targets west of the Euphrates?
Especially if they can’t hit the ‘correct’ targets?
Or is this another American “mistake”?

And how many years will it take them to mop up the tiny Daesh pocket east of the Euphrates?