Led strikes kill at least 100 pro-regime forces in Syria

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The US-led Coalition against ISIS in Syria attacked pro-regime forces in air and artillery strikes on Wednesday, the Coalition said in a statement.

US -backed forces retook the Islamic State terror group's de facto capital, Raqqa, last October.

Officials said it appeared that the pro-regime forces were trying to take back land that the SDF had liberated from IS fighters last September, including oil fields in Khusham.

"The coalition remains committed to focusing on the defeat-Daesh mission in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and asserts its non-negotiable right to act in self-defense", the statement said, using an Arabic term for the Islamic State.

Following the siege on Raqqa, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that United States forces would focus on diplomacy and that they "won't just walk away" from efforts to stabilize the region. One SDF fighter was injured, the U.S. officials said.

The coalition said the attack occurred around 8 kilometres (5 miles) "east of the Euphrates River de-confliction line in Khusham", a town southeast of the provincial capital Deir al-Zor city.

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USA officials say no Americans were injured or killed in the attack by the pro-regime forces.

A USA official told CNN that the attackers crossed the Euphrates armed with artillery and other weapons.

The official said about 100 pro-government forces were killed in the counterattack.

Officials said no US troops were injured or killed.

"Daesh" is the Arabic acronym for Islamic State. The YPG is one of many groups that makes up the SDF. They spoke on condition of anonymity as details are still emerging on the attack.

Neither was it clear whether Russian Federation, which is conducting its own air campaign in support of the Syrian government, may have had any role in the incident.

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