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Dunford: U.S. will not strike in Syria in the absence of threat to us forces

Joseph Dunford James Mattis

23:31
Fri, 19 May 2017
Telegraph

Interfax-Ukraine

Forces advancing on the eve of the At-Top in Syria, apparently, was under the control of Iran.

The Chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the armed forces of the United States Joseph Dunford told reporters on Friday that the strikes in Syria will not be repeated if there is no threat to U.S. military personnel.

“Last night I promised that it will not happen again, eating will not be a threat to our forces,” he said at a press conference at the Pentagon.

John.Dunford explained that the decision to strike was defensive. “Our commanders on the spot have felt the threat,” he said.

In turn, the U.S. Secretary of defense James Mattis said that the forces advancing on the eve of the At-Top in Syria, apparently, was under the control of Iran.

“It was an offensive movement… which, as we think, ruled by the Iranians, although I don’t know whether the Iranians are on the ground,” he said .

Earlier it was reported that the U.S.-led coalition struck the Syrian government forces. The attack was on the convoy of government forces on Thursday near the border with Jordan.

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