MESOP : PUTIN’S BLOODY HITS ! – Russian Strikes Hit Coalition Bases in Syria

U.S. officials acknowledged that Russian airstrikes hit two remote outposts in Syria used by U.S. and coalition forces last month. The two targets, al-Tanf garrison and the Lions of the East family camp, are located close to the Syria-Jordan border. No U.S. troops were at the sites at the time of the attacks, but a detachment of British forces had departed from the garrison shortly before the bombing. U.S. officials told the Wall Street Journal that the strikes were part of a Russian campaign to pressure the United States to cooperate more closely on airstrikes. Read all