This is not our missionDillon told the agency, answering a question about provocations.
Our mission - the fight against terrorists IG. And this is what we did,added on.
According to the colonel, the case of a collision of coalition forces with Syrian divisions did take place, but then the coalition was forced to defend itself.
The only time we encountered the troops of the Syrian regime was when we were attacked, and it was always in self-defense,explained Dillon.