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    A U.S. soldier, left, sits on an armored vehicle behind a sand barrier at a newly installed position near the tense front line between the U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council and the Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria, Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    WATCH Pro-Gov't Militia Allegedly Shell US-Backed Base in Syria

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    Video footage has emerged showing what was reported to be an attack on a former Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) base by Syria's largest pro-government militia network.

    The base, which is located in the village of Ayn Issa, was previously used by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

    Known as Syria's largest pro-government militia network, the National Defense Forces have repeatedly signaled readiness to continue their struggle against the Syrian Democratic Forces and US servicemen stationed in Syria, in a bid to prod then to withdraw from the Arab country.

    Earlier this month, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the humanitarian situation in the city of Raqqa remains complicated as up to 30 civilians die due to mines every week.

    Raqqa had been under the control of Daesh* militants since 2013; the city was declared their self-proclaimed capital" a year later.

    READ MORE: Pentagon: Battle Against Daesh in Syria May Take Longer Amid SDF Redeployment

    In October 2017, Kurdish-led SDF troops, backed by the US-led coalition, announced the full liberation of the city after a months-long operation, something that was later confirmed by the Pentagon.

    READ MORE: Some 100,000 Return to Raqqa Devastated by US Coalition's Anti-Daesh Bombings

    The US-led coalition has been launching air strikes on Syrian soil since 2014, in an anti-Daesh mission that was approved neither by the Syrian government nor the UN. Right now, an estimated 2,000 US troops are deployed in this Arab country.

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