The US-led coalition has closed and razed one of its combat outposts east of the coalition garrison in At Tanf, Syria, opening up the possibility that the ground will be seized by Iranian-backed pro-regime militias.
US troops were present when Russian warplanes bombed US backed anti-ISIS fighters in Syria on Saturday, two US officials told CNN, highlighting how close the two countries came to a major international incident.
A Russian strike wounded members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, the anti-ISIS coalition said Saturday. The strike occurred as both Russian and coalition forces converged on the former ISIS stronghold of Deir Ezzor.
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