U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jamie Jarrord (left) thanks Manbij Military Council commander Muhammed Abu Adeel during a visit to a small outpost near the town of Manbij in northern Syria on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Nevertheless, the official said the U.S. is looking into whether Russian-affiliated forces may have been involved.
SDF and government forces control areas on either side of the River Euphrates in Deir al-Zour province. The official clarified that the action "was taken in self-defense" after about "20 to 30 artillery and tank rounds landed within 500 meters" of the SDF's headquarters.
At least 100 militants were killed in the Coalition's attack, a United States military official told reporters on Wednesday.
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"The coalition conducted strikes against attacking forces to repeal the act of aggression", it said.
US officials say no Americans were injured or killed in the attack by the pro-regime forces. Officials declined to say whether the airstrikes were conducted with manned or unmanned aircraft.
"We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging SDF and coalition forces", the official said, adding that the strikes targeted almost 500 personnel from "pro-regime" forces armed with tanks and artillery.
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The U.S. maintains about 2,000 troops in the country. One SDF member was injured.
Skirmishes between the SDF and Syrian Regime Forces are not uncommon given the recent major defeats of ISIS, with the retaking of its former capital Raqqa last October, resulting in both armed group's advances connecting. They spoke on condition of anonymity as details are still emerging on the attack. "It's not always readily apparent" what sort of forces they are maneuvering on the ground in Syria's crowded battlespace, he said.
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