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New U.S. Airstrike on Pro-Government Forces in Syria

by Countable | 5.18.17

The U.S. military conducted a new round of airstrikes on Syrian forces believed to be allied with President Bashar al-Assad. The Strikes hit Tanf, a town in southern Syria, and were meant to hold back Syrian fighters as they approached American troops, according to these statements from the Coalition Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, or CJTF-OIR:

Military leaders explained the new strikes this way, according to the Los Angeles Times:

U.S. commanders became concerned when they saw tanks, bulldozers and other heavy equipment advance into a "de-confliction" zone without authorization near a base where U.S. forces were located, according to the officials, who spoke about the incident after requesting anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

It was not clear if the advancing forces were Syrian army troops or other pro-government allies, but they were flying Syrian flags and began constructing berms and fighting positions, officials said.

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  • Richard
    05/18/2017
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    Let's keep our eyes on cleaning up our stench filled presidency first. No to military action unless Congress approves

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  • Jone
    05/18/2017
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    No damn war! I don't trust #45!!!

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  • DrCindyBean
    05/18/2017
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    What is legal basis? For these strikes? There must be some rationale and some Sane sensible people forming a strategy. Congress should approve it should not be ad-hoc. Is tRump using dangerous military action to deflect and distract from his legal troubles? You folks in D.C. Need to get you act together on this.

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  • Brian
    05/18/2017
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    Trump now killing people in a country that never attacked us, all in cynical ploy to save his skin, without authorization from Congress. In addition to all his other crimes, he now adds murder and war crimes to his rap sheet.

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  • Cody
    05/18/2017
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    How many civilians were killed as a part of the Trump administration's agenda now then?

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  • Se9n
    05/18/2017
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    Glad we are still protecting our troops. Read the post people.

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  • Steve
    05/18/2017
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    After doing some research on this issue, it appears that the troops we attacked was a pro-Syrian force and not Syrian troops. This issue as stated here is not complete. The order to attack was given from the field commander and not the White House!

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  • Margo
    05/18/2017
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    Another attempt to divert attention from the domestic mess that is our Administration?

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  • Gail
    05/18/2017
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    NO MILITARY ACTIONS IN SYRIA WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION FROM CONGRESS! This President would do anything to distract from his investigative troubles!

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  • Heather
    05/18/2017
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    Congressional approval is needed to start a war. Nice diversion from what's going on here.

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  • Marilyn
    05/18/2017
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    Good,it's about time we took them out.

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  • Robert
    05/18/2017
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    This is Illegal!!!!!!!! Stop these damn wars, you F'ing idiots!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Becky
    05/18/2017
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    You know this is a distraction right?? right?

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  • wedensmore
    05/19/2017
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    If it is to protect US or allied groups, I am supportive of military action. I am more supportive of no fly zones and permanently grounding all Syrian aircraft. However, since there is nothing coming out of Washington that is credible, I find it increasingly more difficult to support this administration in its military strategies.

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  • Dorothy
    05/18/2017
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    Stop this now. Do not allow a president under investigation to start a conflict.

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  • Steve
    05/18/2017
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    I assure you Trump likely learned about the air strikes from watching Fox News. What he can expect after delegating authority to the generals. As for the attacks, it as a defensive measure to protect OUR troops. Let's not spin up another conspiracy theory calling it an act to distract.

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  • Karley
    05/18/2017
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    So we just bomb people whenever we get a little frightened now? "Those people are flying Syrian flags and getting too close us. We don't know what they're doing, so let's bomb them!"

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  • Brycen
    05/18/2017
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    I can't stand this app, it never explains all the details and sometimes it's not even correct! It's also filled with a bunch of trump hating liberals! He has actually been a very good president so far and has kept his promises (except for locking Killary up) and has been far better than Obama.

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  • Steve
    05/18/2017
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    Take them out! Period.

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  • Ellen
    05/18/2017
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    Mr. Trump starting a war with Syria will not save you and your presidency.

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