The Pentagon explained the attack on Pro-government forces in Syria “defense”
The US is not going to strengthen their role in the armed conflict in Syria, but will act “in defence,” he said, commenting on reports about the impact of us military on supporters of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. Secretary of defense Jim Mattis, reports Reuters.
“No, we will strengthen our role in the Syrian civil war”, — quotes its words Agency. “But we will defend our troops,” — said the head of the military Department, explaining also that the U.S.-led coalition in Syria is “not only of the American military.” “Therefore, we will defend ourselves, if we will take decisive steps”, — concluded Mattis.
Earlier, on 18 may, Reuters, citing an unnamed American official said that the US airstrike on supporting Assad’s militias moving to the coalition building. Such U.S. actions as specified by the source Agency, came after a warning shot.
Thus, according to another source Reuters, the Syrian Pro-government forces entered the so-called conflict-free zone without asking permission. This, as explained by the Agency, was seen by U.S. allies as a threat. So the impact, as passed to Reuters, the us military has made in order to protect them.
Later this information was confirmed by representatives of United States-led joint command of operation “Unwavering commitment”. A message was posted on the website of the coalition. In this military said that made an impact on “Pro-government Syrian forces,” to the Northwest of the province of Al-TANF, as they created a “threat to the U.S. and their allies.”