On May 18, the US-led coalition struck the pro-Assad fighters near the town of al-Tanf in the area of an established deconfliction zone with Russia.
A Russian lawmaker said on Monday that the suspension of the memorandum of understanding between Russia and the United States will help preventing such incidents as an American attack against the Syrian aircraft.
Syrian military expert, Brigadier General Muhammed Issa told Sputnik that the idea of President Bashar Assad's ousting has been abandoned by the Syrians amid the army's recent advance.
On June 8, a United States-led coalition attacked a motorcade of pro-Damascus allied forces near the town of al-Tanf in southern Syria, destroying a tank and several artillery systems. This was not the first time coalition strikes have occurred in the area.
The Wall Street Journal reported citing US officials that the President Donald Trump's administration has been holding "secret talks" with Russia over the creation of a safe zone near al-Tanf where the US-led coalition had repeatedly bombed pro-Damascus allied forces.
On June 8, a United States-led coalition attacked a motorcade of pro-Damascus allied forces near the town of al-Tanf in southern Syria, destroying a tank and several artillery systems. This was the third time coalition strikes have occurred in the area.
The Syrian government forces have reached the border with Iraq after fighting against Daesh terrorists near al-Tanf in the country's south after Damascus' allies had been bombed by the US-led coalition for the third time in the area, the Syrian Army's command announced.
No legal basis exists to prevent anyone from entering the deconfliction zone with Russia near Syria's al-Tanf, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.
The contacts between the United States and Russian over the deconfliction line for Syria operations have been helpful in addressing the situation in al-Tanf, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Friday.
The Russian Defense Ministry accused the US-led coalition of bombing the Syrian army, letting Daesh terrorists escape encirclement and enhancing terrorists in Palmyra and Deir ez-Zor.
The US-led coalition said in a statement after bombing pro-Syrian government forces for the third time near al-Tanf that it doesn't aim to fight against the Syrian army or Russia.
The US-led coalition has attacked pro-Syrian government forces and shot a drone near the Syrian town of al-Tanf in southern Syria for the third time, the coalition spokesman said.
The US-led coalition has reinforced its positions near Syria's al-Tanf amid increasing presence of pro-Syrian government forces in the area, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesperson Col. Ryan Dillon said in a briefing on Thursday.
Moscow considers Washington's attempts to justify the latter's coalition airstrike against Syrian troops near the town of al-Tanf over an alleged threat to US and Syrian opposition forces as unacceptable, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
The pro-Syrian government militia that was attacked by a US-led coalition strike near al-Tanf last week has halted its advance and is working on leaving the deconfliction zone, US Department of Defense spokesperson Capt. Jeff Davis said in a briefing on Tuesday.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister said that United States still violated international law despite what Moscow has learned a coalition attack last week that did not target Syrian troops.
On Thursday, US-led coalition forces launched an airstrike on Syrian pro-government troops near the town of al-Tanf in southern Syria claiming that they posed a threat to the US-backed forces. Fyodor Lukyanov, an expert in foreign affairs, analyzed how it might be connected with what is going on the US' domestic political arena.
Russian senator Andrei Klishas replied to US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Joseph Dunford's commitment to avoid new strikes against Syrian troops provided there is no threat to US servicemen.
On May 18, the US-led coalition struck pro-Assad fighters near the town of al-Tanf in the vicinity of an established safe zone protected by Russia. Russian Senator Igor Morozov commented to Sputnik on the attack, saying that it might be a signal to Damascus that the US is interested in Syrian oil deposits.
Asked to comment on US coalition forces' attack on a Syrian pro-government militia convoy in southern Syria, respected Russian military analyst Igor Korotchenko said that the attack made absolutely no sense from a military standpoint, and would only serve to hinder the Syrian peace process.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the latest US-led coalition airstrike against Syrian pro-government forces in southern Syria "violation of Syria’s sovereignty."
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