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U.S. strikes pro-Syrian force by air

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Photographs by AP/HASSAN AMMAR

A Syrian man sits on the back of a truck Thursday after retrieving furniture from his destroyed house in the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside of Syria. Meanwhile, a U.S. airstrike hit in the desert near the border with Jordan, though it was unclear whether it struck the Syrian army or just militias allied with the government.

A U.S. airstrike struck pro-Syrian government forces that the U.S.-led coalition fighting in Syria said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan on Thursday, the first such close confrontation between U.S. forces and fighters backing President Bashar Assad.

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