‘A British warplane directly attacked Syrian forces near the border with Iraq and Jordan last month, killing an army officer and injuring seven others, the Sunday Times daily has reported.
A Typhoon fighter jet dropped a 500-pound (226-kilo) bomb on Syrian forces who were fighting Takfiri terrorists near the al-Tanf base where British and US special forces train militants, it said.
The bombing is the first since the British military took part in a series of airstrikes in Syria in April following an alleged chemical attack which the US and its allies blamed on Damascus.
According to the Times, the UK dropped the bomb last month because they thought Syrian troops were trying to approach the al-Tanf base where anti-government Maghawir al-Thowra militants are trained and commanded.
The US has set up the heavily-fortified base in the al-Tanf desert where the Syrian, Iraqi and Jordanian borders meet.
The US and its allies have marked a 34-mile (54-kilometer) zone in the area and warned Syrian forces against approaching it inside their own territory.
According to a Russian military expert at the country’s foreign ministry, the Pentagon is training dozens of Takfiri terrorists at 19 military camps inside Syria.’