Coalition jets reportedly struck Syrian army energy installations close to the Iraqi border.







Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Photo Credit: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

According to reports by Sana, Syria’s state news agency, the US-led coalition in Syria targeted a number of military targets last night (Wednesday) located near Syria’s border with Iraq. 

According to Reuters, one of Hezbollah’s media units currently stationed in Syria said that the aerial strikes struck a Syrian army energy installation about 60 miles away from the coalition encampment, between Albu Kamal and Hamimia.

The area of eastern Syria where the alleged strikes took place was under ISIS control until last year, when the terrorist organization was defeated in a joint campaign backed by the US-led coalition and Russia.

The US has thus far denied any involvement in the strikes. “We have no operational reporting of a U.S.-led coalition strike against pro-Syrian regime targets or forces,” a US military official told Reuters.

The US has led a coalition of over sixty countries in the fight against ISIS since 2014. US President Donald Trump announced in March of this year that the US would be withdrawing its troops from Syria. Shortly thereafter, however, the White House issued a statement saying that while ISIS is “almost completely destroyed,” the “United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have no already eradicated.”