BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:58 P.M.) – In an official statement, the US-led Coalition has alluded to only firing warning shots in response to an attack by Syrian pro-government forces against US-backed fighters in Deir Ezzor province on Sunday.

Apparently, US-led Coalition firepower assets (warplanes and possibly Marine Corps artillery units) only used ‘a deliberate demonstration of force to de-escalate the situation’ that resulted in ‘no casualties or damage to infrastructure as a result of this demonstration of force.’

The official account of the US-led Coalition – delivered by the Pentagon – syncs up with what some Syrian military sources referred to as only ‘light’ and ‘symbolic’ airstrikes by Western jets that appeared to not actually be hitting troops or positions on the ground.

On Sunday, Syrian pro-government forces carried out a sudden attack against US-backed forces on the eastern shore of the Euphrates in Deir Ezzor province, temporarily capturing four or five towns and villages before retreating from all gains after several hours.

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