The United States Armed Forces are deployed around the world.
They are tasked with keeping Americans and our allies safe from all forms of danger. While we are enjoying relative peace at home, they are taking the heat. They daily engage threats that would otherwise roam free.
Recently we learned that our forces were compelled to engage a particular adversary.
From Daily Caller:
U.S. aircraft shot down an armed, pro-Syrian government drone over southern Syria Thursday after it fired on coalition forces in the area.
After the drone dropped ammunition on a coalition position, aircraft proceeded to shoot it down, according to an Operation Inherent Resolve statement.
The attack occurred the same day as a previous strike on pro-regime forces that entered an “established de-confliction zone” near the At-Tanf coalition garrison.
The drone was similar in size to the inconic MQ-1 Predator, according to the statement. It was carrying several weapons at the time of the strike. While it is unclear what group was operating the drone, Iran is known to have operated drones in Syria before.
The coalition has made it clear that their goal in Syria is to wipe out ISIS, not the Syrian government. Although, ever since the airstrike on a Syrian air base, it’s clear that the U.S. and our allies must work to dismantle the dictator Assad.
ISIS is a major threat. Yet the leader of Syria has been using violent and deadly force against his own people. Innocent civilians have suffered, due to the chemical weapons Assad and his allies have been using.
Coalition forces deployed to destroy ISIS also have the burden of contending with Assad. Even when ISIS is eliminated, there is the sticky situation of what to do with him.
Because of that, Assad’s forces and allies have been acting more and more aggressively towards the U.S. Therefore, we have no choice but to engage their drones.
“As long as pro-regime forces are oriented toward Coalition and partnered forces the potential for conflict is escalated,” said the statement. The coalition urged all parties to focus on the ISIS thread.
Time will tell what will happen in that region.
Source: Daily Caller