US air strike hit 'military point', claims Syria

A military source on the Syrian government side said on Friday that an air strike by the US-led coalition against a pro-Damascus militia the day before hit "one of our military points", without elaborating, Syrian state TV reported.

IANS| Updated: May 19, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
US air strike hit 'military point', claims Syria

Beirut:  A military source on the Syrian government side said on Friday that an air strike by the US-led coalition against a pro-Damascus militia the day before hit "one of our military points", without elaborating, Syrian state TV reported.

"On Thursday at 16:30, the so-called international coalition attacked one of the Syrian Arab Army`s positions on the Al-Tanf road in the Syrian Badia region, producing a number of martyrs and causing material damage," a military source told state media.

"This brazen attack by the so-called international coalition exposes the falseness of its claims to be fighting terrorism," it added. 

The air strike late on Thursday killed several people and caused material damage, the source said, saying that this hampered efforts by the Syrian army and its allies to fight Islamic State.