Syrian official statement on US coalition airstrike: US trying to halt progress against ISIS

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May 19, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

RusVesna (“Russian Spring”), translated by Tom Winter –

URGENT: Statement by the command of the Syrian army on US aggression

05/19/2017 – 11:05
URGENT: Statement by the command of the Syrian army in connection with the US aggression | Russian Spring

The Russian Spring editorial office has received an official statement from the command of the Syrian army in connection with yesterday’s air strike by the US coalition on the column of pro-government detachments in the SAR.

Recall, Russian Spring previously reported the shelling of the convoy, consisting of 4 tanks, 8 pick-up trucks, 4 cars with machine guns and a self-propelled antiaircraft gun “Shilka.”

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The statement:

“On May 18 at 16:30 the so-called international coalition attacked the military convoy of the Syrian army on the An-Tanf road in the Syrian desert. There are fatalities and losses in military equipment.

“This blatant violation of international law demonstrates the falsity of the statements of the international coalition about its fight against terrorism, and confirms beyond any doubt the fact that the US and the pro-American forces in the region are trying, on the contrary, to halt progress in this direction.

“The Syrian Arab Army is fighting terrorism in its territory and has the right to determine the course of the operation against the terrorist organizations ISIL * and Al-Qaeda. * The Syrian Arab Army is the only force that fights terrorism along with its allies and friends.

“The Syrian Arab Army is ready to continue to fulfill its duty in the fight against ISIL and “Jabhat An-Nusra” * and defend its territory. We stand not being afraid of the attempts of the so-called coalition to prevent us. “

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