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.
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."
Contacts of the US and Russian military forces in Syria are ongoing despite the the coalition airstrike in the city of al-Tanf, according to the Department of Defense spokesperson.
Local sources have released details of the Syrian pro-government forces convoy that was attacked by US-led coalition warplanes in the vicinity of al-Tanf.
Russian Foreign Minister said on Friday he did not know whether the United States had provided Russia any information about their plans to carry out an airstrike against the pro-Syrian government forces near the Syrian southern settlement of al-Tanf.
The US strike on Syrian pro-government forces is illegitimate and violates Syria's sovereignty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday.
US-led coalition's attack on Syrian convoy on Thursday was an act of 'government terrorism', Bashar Jaafari, head of the Damascus delegation to the intra-Syria talks in Geneva, said Friday.
Syrian Defense Ministry confirmed on state TV Friday that the airstrike conducted by the US-Led coalition on Thursday hit 'one of our military points' near the southern town of al-Tanf.
US Central Command spokesman Josh Jacques says that a US-led coalition airstrike against pro-Syrian government forces operating near the city of An Tanf may have resulted in casualties on Thursday.
The US-led coalition said it has conducted a show of force and fired warning shots prior to carrying out an airstrike against pro-Syrian government forces that were operating near the city of al-Tanf.
The strike of the US-led coalition on Syrian government forces in southern Syria should become the most important item on the agenda of the Geneva Syrian peace talks, head of the upper house's Defense and Security Committee Viktor Ozerov told Sputnik Thursday.
Russia tried to get Syrian army away from the area near US and rebel forces around al-Tanf before the US-led coalition conducted strikes, Operation Inherent Resolve said in a statement on Thursday.
A US defense official told Sputnik that the US-led coalition struck the pro-Syrian government forces near the town of al-Tanf in the area of an established deconfliction zone with Russia.
A US-led coalition spokesperson has confirmed that coalition strikes in southern Syria struck pro-Syrian government forces, BuzzFeed News reported on Thursday. Later, a US defense official confirmed the information to Sputnik.
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