Al-Tanf offensive (2016)
|Al-Tanf offensive (2016)|
|Part of the American-led intervention in the Syrian Civil War|
|Commanders and leaders|
(New Syrian Army commander)
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi|
(Leader of ISIL)
|Military of ISIL|
|Casualties and losses|
The Al-Tanf offensive (2016) was an offensive launched by the Free Syrian Army backed by the U.S.-led Coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), aiming to recapture the Al Waleed border crossing, known in Syria as Al-Tanf. Al-Tanf had been captured by ISIL from the Syrian Government in May 2015 and had been used by ISIL to shift militants and resources across the border.
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