BREAKING: Over 100 DEAD

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BREAKING – The US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria conducted air and artillery strikes against pro-regime forces in Syria on Wednesday, killing an estimated 100 pro-regime fighters, according to a coalition statement.

The coalition described its action — which if confirmed could represent the largest number of pro-regime casualties inflicted by the US-led coalition — as carried out in “self defense,” CNN reports.

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According to a coalition statement, its strikes were carried out after forces allied with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “initiated an unprovoked attack” against a well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters where coalition advisers were working with US-backed Syrian fighters.
Some 500 pro-regime troops carried out the attack using artillery, mortar fire and Russian-made tanks “in what appears to be a coordinated attack on Syrian Democratic Forces,” US Army Col. Thomas Veale, a spokesman for the US-led coalition told CNN.
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The attack on the headquarters appeared “to be a coordinated attack on Syrian Democratic Forces approximately 8 kilometers east of the Euphrates River de-confliction line in Khusham, Syria,” Col. Thomas Veale, a public affairs officer for the Inherent Resolve Soalition, told Military Times.

The pro-regime troops used mortar fire, artillery, and T-55 and T-72 main battle tanks with support from multiple-launch rocket systems to carry out the attack.  Roughly “20 to 30 artillery and tank rounds landed within 500 meters” of the headquarters before the U.S.-led coalition carried out strikes in self-defense.

No U.S.-led coalition forces were injured in the attack, but one SDF member was wounded.

“We suspect Syrian pro-regime forces were attempting to seize terrain SDF had liberated from Daesh in September 2017,” Veale told Military Times. “[Pro-regime forces] were likely seeking to seize oilfields in Khusham that had been a major source of revenue for Daesh from 2014 to 2017.”

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Khusha is five miles east of the de-confliction line that separates Russian-backed and U.S.-backed forces in Syria.

US F-22 stealth jets, F-15 fighters, and MQ-9 drones were involved in the counterattack according to US Air Forces Central Command.
There are roughly 2,000 U.S. troops operating in Syria, mostly with SDF forces fighting ISIS.

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