Press Release | April 9, 2017

Coalition and Vetted Syrian Opposition Forces Repel ISIS Attack


April 9, 2017
Release #20170409-02

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Coalition Forces and partnered Vetted Syrian Opposition forces repelled an ISIS attack targeting a partnered military base in southern Syria April 8.

ISIS initiated the attack on the An Tank Garrison with a VBIED and 20-30 fighters followed with a ground assault and suicide vests. Coalition and partnered forces engaged and defended the ISIS attack with direct fire before destroying enemy assault vehicles and the remaining fighters with multiple Coalition airstrikes.

In Southern Syria, VSO forces focus on conducting operations to clear ISIS from the Hamad Desert and have been instrumental in countering the ISIS threat in southern Syria and maintaining security along the Syria-Jordan border.

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