It was on Sunday evening in the Ghorab Mountains south of the desert city al-Suchna but only material has been damaged, reported the state-run Syrian news agency Sana, citing military sources.
A spokesman for the anti-IS coalition described the information as „wrong“. The aim of the „precision attacks“ was rather a senior leader of the jihadist militia „Islamic State“ (IS), which had been involved in the murder of the kidnapped in Syria American Peter Kassig in 2014.
The IS leader named Abu al-Umarain was also involved in the execution of other Western prisoners, said the military spokesman. He had also given instructions that would have presented a „danger“ to the troops of the anti-IS coalition.
However, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also spoke of an attack on Syrian troops. Units of the anti-IS coalition stationed in the Al-Tanf region would have fired on at least 14 missiles at a Syrian army convoy. The convoy was located in the desert about 35 kilometers from the base Al-Tanf.
The base houses British and American soldiers deployed in the fight against ISIS. Damascus has called on the United States to withdraw its forces from the area near the borders with Jordan and Iraq.