BREAKING: America Just BOMBED THE HELL Out Of This Middle East Country

Dean James AMERICA’S FREEDOM FIGHTERS –

U.S. officials say American airstrikes have hit pro-Assad forces in southern Syria as they were setting up fighting positions in a protected area.

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The American strikes were the first against Assad positions since the Pentagon rained 57 Tomahawk missiles on the Shayrat air base near Homs.

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But the strikes confirmed Thursday were believed to be the first targeting Syrian personnel. According to the defense official, the coalition strikes targeted pro regime units operating in the vicinity of At-Tnaf. After a show of force to try to stop the pro regime forces was ignored, the strikes were mounted.

One official says the pro-regime forces had entered a so-called “de-confliction” zone without authorization and were perceived as a threat to U.S.-allied troops there. The officials say the strike was a defensive move to protect U.S. allies. It wasn’t clear if U.S. forces were there.

“The coalition commander assessed the threat and after shows of force didn’t stop the regime forces and those forces refused to move out of the deconfliction zone, the commander on the ground called for the air strike as a matter of force protection,” a senior US defense official told Fox News.

But the attack on forces does not reflect an escalation, the official said.

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“There is no change in policy,” the official said.

Meanwhile, The U.S. State Department announced that the Syrian regime is using a site outside Damascus to cremate the bodies of thousands of prisoners it has abducted, jailed and murdered during the country’s long-running civil war.

Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones showed surveillance photos that — combined with intelligence assessments and other reports — officials believe show Bashar Assad’s government is complicit in covering up evidence of mass killings at the Sednaya Prison, Fox News reported. Located near Damascus, the prison previously has been called a “human slaughterhouse” by Amnesty International.

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“Although the regime’s many atrocities are well-documented, we believe that the building of a crematorium is an effort to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place in Sednaya prison,” Jones said Monday.

Jones also charged that the “atrocities” were carried out “with unconditional support” from Russia and Iran.

The State Department said Monday it believes that about 50 detainees are hanged each day at the Saydnaya military prison, a 45-minute drive north of Damascus.

Many of the bodies are burned in a crematorium “to cover up the extent of mass murders taking place,” Acting Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Stuart Jones said. He accused President Bashar Assad’s government of sinking “to a new level of depravity.”

Amnesty International claims that 13,000 people were killed in four years at the prison.

These are developing stories. We will keep you updated.

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