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US-led coalition strikes Islamic State positions in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) – A combat aircraft of the international coalition led by the United States conducted an airstrike on the city of Al-Hawaij, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Politros.

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It is known that during the flight, a group of militants of the Islamic State was hiding in one of the buildings.

It is also known about another outing of radical Islamists in the control zone of the pro-American “Syrian Democratic Forces.” So, it was reported about the destruction of two Kurdish terrorists near the city of Diban.

Information was received about the undermining of a mined car in the area of ​​the Al-Omar oil field, as a result of which two members of the formation received injuries incompatible with life.

As for government forces, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the militia from the National Defense Forces continue to patrol the area along the Iraqi border.

Background

In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.

In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.

The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.

Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.

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