The Pentagon denied that the US-led coalition attacked Syrian troops in eastern Syria.
Expert Vladimir Fitin gave his account of what happened. The Pentagon is refuting news that the US Air Force or Armed Forces attacked Syrian troops in the Al-Bukamal region of eastern Syria near the Iraq border.
“This is not an attack by the US or the coalition,” Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway claimed.
Earlier, the Syrian news agency SANA reported that US-led international coalition forces attacked Syrian army positions in Deir Ezzor province, killing and wounding tens of soldiers.
It is worth mentioning that the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, stated, citing information from some channels, that the Free Syrian Army and US special forces were preparing a chemical provocation in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
Russian expert of the Institute for Strategic Studies, Vladimir Fitin, assessed the situation.
“It is very likely that new US games will prevent the stabilization of the situation in Syria. With such actions they try to preserve control of northeastern Syria in the hands of the forces they support, ie in the region of Al-Bukamal – in the south, Al-Tanf, where they are operating a base – they are trying to prevent the power of legitimate government from spreading over these regions. Provocations here, ranging from countless cases of alleged use of chemical weapons to airstrikes. Stopping to think, in what interests are the attacks carried out other than those of the US-led coalition? Besides, no one has such weapons, only them,” Fitin said.
The actions of the international coalition have caused a steady death of civilians in Syria. Russia’s Foreign Ministry reaffirms that US and international coalition actions are carried out without authorization from Damascus.
Later reports suggest that it is most likely Israel who carried out the attack on pro-Syrian government positions.