WORLD U.S.-led coalition targets Syrian military positions in desert region

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U.S.-led coalition targets Syrian military positions in desert region

Xinhua

09:14, May 24, 2018

The U.S.-led warplanes struck two Syrian military positions in the desert region in eastern Syria early Thursday, the War Media of the Syrian army and its allies reported.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, smoke rises after Syrian government airstrikes and shelling hit in Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood held by Islamic State militants, southern Damascus, Syria, Thursday, May 3, 2018. [File Photo: AP]

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, smoke rises after Syrian government airstrikes and shelling hit in Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood held by Islamic State militants, southern Damascus, Syria, Thursday, May 3, 2018. File Photo: AP

The strikes targeted the military positions in the vicinity of the T-2 oil station in the southern countryside of Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria, said the report.

The report spelled no further details, but a source familiar with the situation told Xinhua the attack happened at about 00:50 Thursday (2150 GMT, Wednesday), adding that no information on losses are available yet. 

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