Syrian pro-regime forces sit in the shade of a damaged building on Thalateen Street in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp on the southern outskirts of the capital Damascus on May 24, 2018. AFP / LOUAI BESHARA
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The Pentagon denied reports Thursday that the U.S.-led coalition had killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in Syria.A military source from forces allied to the regime said the strikes had targeted two regime military positions near a front line with Daesh.The coalition has carried out several deadly strikes against Syrian government forces and allied fighters in recent months.In February, coalition forces struck pro-government forces in eastern Syria that the U.S. said had attacked U.S.-backed Kurdish forces battling Daesh militants. Syrian troops and allied forces Monday ousted Daesh from the last districts it held in Damascus.The day after the transfer, Daesh fighters in the Badiya attacked a nearby government position, leaving more than two dozen Syrian troops and allied fighters dead.
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