Pro-Assad forces attacked by US warplanes for first time

US Air Force jets fired at troops advancing on a ‘de-confliction zone’ near Al Tanf, pictured, despite previously agreeing with Russia that there would be no fighting in the area.

American warplanes have attacked pro-Assad forces for the first time to protect a base used by British special forces and other allies on a covert mission in Syria.US Air Force jets fired at troops advancing on a ‘de-confliction zone’ near Al Tanf, where elite UK soldiers on a training mission are based.The US had already agreed with Russia, which backs Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, that there would be no fighting in the area around Al Tanf.But the pro-Assad convoy of 20 vehicles was deeme...