“How did you manage to penetrate ISIS areas without a fight?” Russia asks, while debunking the Pentagon lies on targeting SDF


September 17th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Breakingnews.sy – – translated by Samer Hussein –

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The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that its forces informed the American side of their advancements and the scope of their military operations in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ez Zour, assuring that Russia would never ever target any forces that fight against ISIS.

“Russian fighter jets in Syria are hitting specific targets, and the United States has been informed about the limits and range of our military operations in Deir Ez Zour. In order to avoid any undesirable escalation, the leadership of Russian forces stationed in Syria, has, through our regular communication channels, informed the American side of the counter-terrorism activities”, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in a statement. 

“In the context of these operations, terrorists are targeted and their weapons and vehicles destroyed on both, the western and the eastern bank of the Euphrates River”, he added, noting that Russian forces in Syria only strike targets that are identified and confirmed to be located in the areas under control of ISIS and the aligned terrorist groups. 

“We begin by destroying the centers of all terrorist activities, and major the firing points. Then the Syrian Forces begin to pound the terrorists heavily”, Konashinkov stressed, pointing out that over the past few days, Russian forces did not notice any confrontation between ISIS and other (particularly the US-backed) forces, reportedly active in Deir Ez Zour province.

“We have to ask ourselves: how was it even possible for the US-led coalition forces to enter the areas under control of ISIS without having to fire a single shot???”, Konashenkov added.

Yesterday, the Pentagon accused Russia that one of its aircrafts hit a target east of the Euphrates, resulting in casualties among the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led paramilitary group, backed by the US-led international coalition.

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