Syrian military denies targeting Kurdish-led forces in Deir Ezzor with warplanes


September 16, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Earlier today reports emerged from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) linked media that Syrian jets targeted units belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Deir Ezzor countryside. 

According to a reporter for ANHA, Syrian warplanes struck the SDF’s positions in the Deir ez-Zor industrial area, injuring six fighters. 

This however has been denied by a Syrian military source speaking exclusively to Muraselon. 

“The Syrian Air Force is absolutely not responsible for the airstrike that hit the Kurdish forces located in the eastern bank of the Euphrates River,” the military source told Muraselon. 

“As part of our mutual and continuous cooperation, we – the Syrian military – are informed in advance with and sorties conducted by the Russian Air Force. Hereby, I can confirm that our friend the Russians haven’t conducted any airstrike against the Kurds in east Deir Ezzor,” the source added.

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