The American officials added that the assault was carried out using mortars, multiple-launch rocket systems, heavy artillery which were all backed up by more than 500 soldiers from the pro-government faction.
The US-led coalition supported the Kurdish counteroffensive with artillery fire and air raids to prevent government forces from advancing in an area which was controlled by ISIS a few months ago. "Why they chose to initiate this attack, you'll have to ask them". The minister's statement followed a US-led coalition attack that killed 100 Assad regime troops. "[Pro-regime forces] were likely seeking to seize oilfields in Khusham that had been a major source of revenue for Daesh from 2014 to 2017".
The Pentagon said it was not looking for conflict with the Syrian regime, Reuters reported. It noted that the government-backed Syrian forces had failed to coordinate their action with the Russian military prior to launching the mission.
The United States has plans to divide Syria, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who on Wednesday said he plans to discuss the matter with its American counterparts. USA military personnel were at the base at the time, he said.
Additionally, she said Coalition officials alerted Russian officials of the SDF presence via the deconfliction line in advance of the attack and the deconfliction process served its objective.
The US-led coalition in Syria has attacked pro-Damascus forces in what it claims to be defensive strikes in the country's eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
The river acts as a de-confliction line between the coalition and Russian and Syrian forces. "Russian officials assured Coalition officials they would not engage Coalition forces in the vicinity". He said U.S. forces would remain for an indefinite period and described USA interests as not only defeating Islamic State, but countering an increasing Iranian presence.
As a result, 25 members of the pro-government unit were injured.
The U.S. Navy also launched a volley of Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield in April after Assad's troops used chemical weapons against civilians.
In June a year ago, a U.S. Navy jet shot down a Syrian plane after it attacked U.S. -backed fighters on the ground. In June, the coalition shot down a Syrian warplane near Raqqa, accusing it of getting too close to its local ground forces. "Plans for the actual partition of Syria do exist, and we are aware of that".
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