As part of the effort to make sure the people of Syria don’t gain control of their country and defeat the Islamic State and other jihadi groups sponsored by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United States, on Thursday the “U.S.-led coalition” bombed Syrian forces near al-Tanf, an army base where special forces are training “vetted” “Syrian militias,” propaganda-speak for radical jihadists bent on establishing a Wahhabi principality in Syria.
The raid struck a convoy of vehicles, including a tank and a bulldozer. “The raid only destroyed a tank. It did not aim to cause casualties or damage, but to stop an attack” and advance by Syrian government forces and allied militia, according to a non-Syrian commander, Reuters reports.
Other reports indicate there were casualties. “One opposition media group, the Palmyra News Network, says the attack at the Zarka juncture, about 27 kilometers or 17 miles from the border, destroyed a number of vehicles and caused casualties,” reports the Associated Press.