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

US fighter jets were involved in raids against Syrian regime forces on Wednesday. Bram Janssen  AP

The US-led coalition in Syria responded to an attack by Syrian pro-regime forces on February 7, according to a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force, Operation Inherent Resolve. The official spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.

Syrian government forces are active on the other side of the river around the city of Deir al-Zor. Nevertheless, the official said the United States is looking into whether Russian-affiliated forces may have been involved.

CNN reported Thursday afternoon that us forces are now looking into whether Russian contractors were involved in the initial attack against USA -allied forces, which did not lead to any us casualties.

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No US service personnel were injured or killed but one SDF member was wounded.

Neither U.S. officials nor the U.S. -backed coalition have offered details on the identity of attacking forces.

The attack took place in the Middle Euphrates River Valley eight kilometers east of a negotiated "de-confliction line" meant to separate Russian-allied regime forces and USA -allied resistance fighters, according to Central Command.

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A reporter for the state TV station Ikhbariya said there were "dozens of dead and wounded" as a result of the attacks and described the groups it said had been bombed by the US -led coalition as "local people fighting (Islamic State) and the SDF".

According to the US Central Command, coalition advisers were also present at the site of the attack late on Tuesday.

"In defense of Coalition and partner forces, the Coalition conducted strikes against attacking forces to repel the act of aggression against partners engaged in the Global Coalition's defeat-Daesh [ISIS] mission", read the statement. Up to 30 artillery and tank rounds came within 500 yards of an SDF headquarters.

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