Pentagon accuses Russia of air strikes against US allies in Syria

Source : 112 Ukraine

The statement says that as a result of the attack, soldiers from among the partners of the coalition were wounded
16:07, 17 September 2017

112 Agency

The international coalition led by the United States accused the Russian Air Force of conducting an air strike against the positions of the "Syrian Democratic Forces" (SDF). This was reported by the press service of the Pentagon.

According to the coalition, Russia allegedly struck at east of the Euphrates River in Syria near the city of Deir ez Zor the day before.

The statement says that as a result of the attack, there are wounded soldiers from among the partners of the coalition.

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We recall that earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on the results of the Air Forces attack on the command post of militants near the Syrian city of Deir-ez-Zor. As a result of the air strike, about 40 people were killed, four field commanders, including "Amir Deir-ez-Zor" Abu Muhammad Ash-Shimali and "Minister of War" Gulmurod Halimov.

Earlier a phone negotiation between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took place. The statement says the US initiated the talks.

“The current situation on Syria conflict settlement was discussed, including the tasks of anti-terrorist fighting “on land”, implementing decision of the International Meeting on Syria in Astana on September 14-15, and preparations for the following round of the political process in Geneva,” the Russian MFA wrote.

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