US attacks Syrian Army-backed militia near Jordanian border

A Pentagon official stated that a Shiite militia backed by the Syrian government was attacked by U.S. aircraft in southern Syria near the Jordanian border.
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The U.S. attacked a convoy belonging to a Shiite militia backed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in southern Syria in response to shots fired at coalition forces in the area on Thursday. According to the reports, the American troops fired warning shots prior to the attack. This was the second American attack in Syria in the past month and a half.

According to rebel forces in Syria, the convoy was on its way to a base near al-Tanf. The forces also stated that the militia is backed by Iran.

About a month ago, the Syrian Army secretly moved most of its planes in order to protect them from another possible American attack. U.S. sources said that the aircraft were moved at the end of April, shortly after the American attack on a Syrian airbase.

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