Officials: Russian airstrikes hit coalition outposts in Syria last month

By J. DANA STUSTER | Foreign Policy | Published: July 22, 2016

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.

In Aleppo, rebels are believed to have killed approximately 40 pro-Assad forces after detonating explosives that they had tunneled under a building being used by government troops. Rebel neighborhoods of the city remain besieged.

A high-level meeting of officials from the United States, Russia, and the United Nations to discuss the conflict in Syria is being scheduled for next week, diplomats said.

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