Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

2018-05-24 13:02

A Syrian government-run media outlet reports that US-led coalition airstrikes have struck Syrian army positions in eastern Syria near the front lines with the Islamic State group.

The Central Military Media reports the strikes targeted positions between Boukamal and Hmeimeh in the Deir el-Zour province and reported material damage, but no other details.

A war monitor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported two waves of US-led missile attacks early on Thursday it said targeted areas controlled by ISIS east of the Euphrates River.

There was no immediate comment from the US-led anti-ISIS coalition.

If confirmed, the attacks would be the first by the US on Syrian army positions since April, when the US, Britain and France bombed government facilities in retaliation for a suspected gas attack blamed on Syria's government.

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