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DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 A.M.) – Footage emerged on Saturday of Iraqi pro-government fighters using anti-aircraft weaponry to shoot at US coalition jets near the Al-Tanf border crossing in eastern Homs.

The amateur video was published by a fighter of the Badr Movement, an Iraqi contingent which operates alongside the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), 313 Forces (Syrian militia), Hezbollah (Lebanese paramilitary), Harakat al-Abdal (Iraqi paramilitary), Kata’ib al-Imam Ali (Iraqi paramilitary), Kata’ib Hezbollah (Iraqi paramilitary) along the Damascus-Baghdad highway.

The Shi’ite fighters from Iraq have controversially been bombed by the US Air Force on two separate occasions; this is explained by their blitz offensive targeted an area controlled by US vetted rebels.

In the weeks to come, the SAA – heavily assisted by foreign fighters – hopes to capture the Al-Tanf border crossing. If succesful, land trade between Damascus and Baghdad will resume for the first time in years.

With more reinforcements arriving on the M2 highway frontier, pro-government forces have now advanced within 30 kilometers of the Al-Tanf border crossing.

Meanwhile, a unit of Norwegian special forces entered the Al-Tanf region to reinforce US and British troops. However, with the SAA and Iraqi volunteers fixated on retaking the border, coalition forces may be forced to abort mission.

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They’d need some Block 2 or newer Umkhontos if they were to deal with the NATOQAEDA aggressors safely and more effectively. Hoping the Russkies are preparing a medium range passive guidance missile system of their own. Active guidance leaves the launching crew too exposed to retaliation of an overpowered, overbudgeted dolla w***e enemy.

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if i could i would vote u up twice 1st for the technical part of the comment and second for the term “dollar w***e enemy”

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El gobierno Iraquí debe pronunciarse sobre la violación de soberanía de Siria.
Ojalá Iran proporcione mas armas a los milicianos así como lo hace el gobierno de EE.UU. con sus mercenarios, el pueblo Sirio tiene derecho a defenderse de la agresión extranjera.

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Chauhan Chauhan

Very gud and defenetly this US coalition thugs will abort thier mission of al tanaf border and will move to Albukmal but even that they have to abondon later I ‘ve Iraq I pmu force reach Al qaim soon

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jmNZ

What are British troops doing on the ground in Syria?
There’s been no Parliamentary permission for this!

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espero que maten a todos eso malditos gringos de mierda hijo s de puta asesinos malditos

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ziad welds

this is great news but i am not sold with this video that only shows them shooting to the sky but the cam never pans to show what they are shooting at and only points to the sky at the end,,in any case if they are serious about threatening these yank coalition then they need to bring in medium range mobile sams like pantsir or even shoulder fired man pads

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Ziad : SAMs are not distributed to militias. Basicly, USAF doesn’t goes after SAA : usually, they only kick IS butts and from time to time drone some Nusra leader although AQ is more Russian job. Seems likely that Mattis didn’t lied about the strikes being made in responce to USAF being threatened. Moreover, you seem to ignore a lot about air defences. This kind of 2x23mm gun is a pretty efficient AA gun in the hands of well trained personal! Thus, the most efficient anti-jet-fighter weapon ever is nothing else than ZSU-23-4 Shilka! It has downed more aircraft and… Read more »

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steven clark

lol what a waste of time ,there is know way there going​ to bring down a plane it’s a bad joke,then you see one of the fighter’s firing with a automatic total waste of ammo !!!!

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Its not their goal to bring it down, but to send a message.

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Message was well received. They even received an answer, it was a guided bomb…