On December 2, the US-led coalition launched several rockets from its base in the area of al-Tanf near the Syrian-Iraqi border at positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the al-Ghurab mount, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
“At 8:00 PM US-led coalition launched several rockets at some of our positions in the al-Ghurab mount south of the town of al-Sukhnah causing material loses only,” a military source told the SANA.
Syrian pro-government activists confirmed that positions of the SAA’s 21st Brigade were hit with 14 rockets. The rockets were reportedly launched from the U.S. M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) deployed at al-Tanf base.
During the last few months, the US-led coalition forces conducted several training drills and fire missions with the HIMARS in the al-Tanf base. The coalition claimed that it was training with its proxies to counter ISIS.
This dangerous attack will likely increase the tension between the Damascus government and the US-led coalition, that’s yet to comment on the incident.
— Kevork Almassian (@KevorkAlmassian) December 2, 2018