Members of 5th Special Forces Group (A) conducting 50. Cal Weapons training during counter-ISIS operations at Al Tanf Garrison in southern Syria.

Surrounded by desert, the Al Tanf base is located near the Iraq-Syria border. It has been used by U.S. Special Operations Forces as a training site for anti-ISIS forces. Its location has made it a frequent point of contention between America, the Syrian regime, and Russian forces.


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