[ Ed. note – An ominous new development in the Syrian conflict. Taking a cue perhaps from the Israelis, the US is now dropping leaflets from the air along the main highway leading to Al-Tanf. The region is located near the Syria-Iraq border and is where US coalition forces bombed a Syrian Army convoy earlier this month, leaving six Syrian soldiers dead. The leaflets are warning the Syrian Army not to advance to Al-Tanf. ]
The US-led coalition warplanes dropped warning leaflets on the Al-Tanf road after Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advanced to the Shehmi area, 55 km from Al-Tanf town. The leaflets warned the SAA from continuing its advance and asked it to withdraw to the Zaza Triangle. They also included sectarian expressions, according to local sources.
According to the Syrian TV, the SAA managed to advance in the vicinity of the Scientific Research area in the eastern desert in the Suweida countryside. The SAA also repelled an attack of the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the same area.