On September 17, two F-16 and two A-10 jets beloged to the US-led coalition bombed positions of the Syrian government forces near the city of Deir Ezzor, resulting in at least 62 death and more than 100 injured soldiers. The action followed a successful advance of the Syrian army at the strategic Turdah mountain, south of Deir Ezzor, and was directly followed by a massive ISIS attack in the area.
The Pentagon denied that the air strikes were aimed on the Syrian army. However, some experts suggested that the air strikes were an American answer to the recent advance of the pro-government forces in Deir Ezzor. We recall, some 1000 elite soldiers of the Syrian Republican Guard had arrived Deir Ezzor in order to support operations against ISIS prior to the US-led air strikes.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said the incident was ‘a direct…
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