Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Russian forces fire on US-backed rebel group in Syria, coalition says

A Russian strike wounded members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, the anti-ISIS coalition said Saturday. The strike occurred as both Russian and coalition forces converged on the former ISIS stronghold of Deir Ezzor.

"Russian munitions impacted a location known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers," Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition, said in a news release. "Several SDF fighters were wounded and received medical care as a result of the strike."


The strike occurred early Saturday, hitting an area east of the Euphrates River, near the city of Deir Ezzor.

An Operation Inherent Resolve official told CNN that the coalition denied a Russian military request to strike an area in the province of Deir Ezzor, as there were coalition advisers and US-backed Syrian forces there. But the Russians decided to carry out the strike anyway.
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