BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – At approximately 11:30 P.M. (local time), the U.S. Coalition launched an airstrike on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) artillery team near the Iraqi border.
The U.S. Coalition’s attack targeted the Syrian military’s artillery team inside the small town of Al-Sukkariyeh, which is located just west of the Iraqi crossing and strategic border city of Albukamal.
As a result of the U.S. attack, at least two Syrian Army soldiers were badly wounded and their artillery gun was destroyed.
According to a military source in Damascus, the attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s artillery team was unprovoked and unexpected as neither party had any confrontation prior to the strike.
Furthermore, when asked if the attack could have been carried out by an ISIS drone, the military source denied it was conducted by an unmanned aircraft; however, he did not go into details.
Saturday night’s attack by the U.S. Coalition marks the first time this year that the latter has bombed a Syrian military site inside Syria.