Syria-Jordan-Iraq border triangle | Coalition warplane breaks sound barrier to disperse protests near Al-Tanaf base • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Syria-Jordan-Iraq border triangle | Coalition warplane breaks sound barrier to disperse protests near Al-Tanaf base

An International Coalition warplane has flown over Al-Tanaf base of US forces, at the Syrian-Jordanian-Iraqi border, breaking the sound barrier to disperse the protestors as they approached Al- Tanaf base, to protest against the appointment of the new commander of Jayish Maghaweer Al-Thawrah, in place of Colonel Muhannad Ahmad Al-Tallaa.

On September 24, Reliable sources informed SOHR that the US Central Command discharged the commander of Jaysh Maghawir Al-Thawra, Colonel “Muhanad Ahmed Al-Tallaa,” and appointed “Farid Hossam Al-Qassim” as successor to “Al-Tallaa.”

It is worth noting that Jaysh Maghawir Al-Thawra, which is affiliated to the “Syrian Free Army,” is stationed in the Coalition’s military base in Al-Tanaf in the 55-kilometre zone.

SOHR sources reported that Al-Tallaa headed to Iraq on a surprise visit, where he told the faction’s members that he was attempting to coordinate with the Iraqi government to open “Al-Zawriyah” crossing.

The recently-appointed commander of Jaysh Maghawir Al-Thawra, “Farid Hossam Al-Qassim,” was the leader of “Liwaa Al-Qaryatayn,” and he served in the “Special Forces” of the US-led International Coalition.

According to SOHR sources, the decision the appointment of “Farid Hossam Al-Qassim” as a successor to “Muhanad Ahmed Al-Tallaa” was rejected by some commanders in charge of military posts. Meanwhile, the faction summoned all members and raised security alertness at all posts around the 55-kilometre zone, before a meeting was held, where “Al-Qassim” and several commanders in the faction discussed the new decision.