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US warplanes in Syria hit pro-government militia convoy

WASHINGTON — U.S. warplanes in southern Syria attacked a convoy of pro-government forces Thursday after they ignored warnings and violated a restricted zone around a base where American and British Special Forces are training Syrian militia fighters, Pentagon officials said. Low-flying U.S. aircraft buzzed the convoy and fired a warning strike, trying to get the vehicles to reverse course, the Pentagon officials said, but when the convoy continued, the planes opened fire. forces have been operating around the al-Tanf area for months, training and advising Syrian opposition fighters who are battling the Islamic State militant group.

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