U.S. airstrike hits pro-Assad forces in Syria: officials
The officials say the strike near Tanf hit a tank and a bulldozer and forces there, but it was not clear if they were Syrian army troops or other pro-government allies.
One official says the pro-regime forces had entered a so-called “de-confliction” zone without authorization and were perceived as a threat to U.S.-allied troops there. The officials say the strike was a defensive move to protect U.S. allies. It wasn’t clear if U.S. forces were there.
The officials weren’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity.
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