>> The US Military carried out an air strike Thursday against militia supported by the Syrian government. US officials telling Reuters the militia posed a threat to US fighters and their allies in the country's south. According to officials in a coalition statement, the group ignored warning shots from US Aircraft, even after, quote, apparent Russian attempts to dissuade their advance A US official speculated that the group might have been trying to establish a position near the garrison used by US and allied forces around the town of.
The strikes would be the first against fighters aligned with Syria's government since the US launched cruise missiles at a Syrian air base in April. Since they appeared defensive in nature, Thursday's strikes did not suggest a shift in the US military's focus in Syria which has been on battling Islamic state militants.