WASHINGTON – The U.S. army says that the pro-Syrian government forces remain in a protected area near the syrian border with Jordan, despite repeated warnings to leave.
The warnings are included in the 90,000 leaflets the U.S. dropped in the area over two days.
Army Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, said the forces’ continued presence is a threat to AMERICAN and allied forces, that the coalition is prepared to defend it.
The Pentagon describes the pro-Syrian government forces and iran-backed.
The leaflets are written in Arabic and say that the forces are considered hostile if they do not leave immediately. The AMERICAN special operations forces working with allied Syrian rebels at the Tanf military camp in the area.
The US bombed the pro-Syrian forces in the area earlier this month.