DAMASCUS, Syria – The Syrian military has accused the United States-led international coalition of attacking its army’s positions in the central region of the country on Sunday, a military source told SANA news agency.
“US coalition forces launched at around 8:00 p.m. several missiles today against some positions of our forces in the Ghorab mountains south of Al-Sukhnah,” the source quoted SANA as saying.
Still according to the military, fortunately, the bombings only caused material damage to the Syrian Army, leaving no one injured.
The United States leads a coalition of more than 70 countries that since 2014 have been attacking the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq and Syria, while also attacking pro-Syrian government forces. While operations on Iraqi territory are carried out in cooperation with local authorities, bombing in Syria occurs without the authorization of Damascus or the United Nations Security Council and is thus considered illegal by the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Elsewhere in Syria a soldier was killed and another injured in the past 24 hours in attacks by terrorist organizations against the Syrian province of Hama, said the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in the Arab country, Lieutenant-General Sergei Solomatin.
“During the day there were attacks against the city of Zelakiat in Hama province – a soldier from the Syrian military died and another was injured after the bombing of Zelakiat,” the Russian official told a news conference.
Salamatin said that thanks to the amnesty law, passed on November 9 and signed by President Bashar Assad, more than 14,200 people used this instrument to regularize the situation with the authorities.
The representative of the Russian center stressed that during the last 24 hours two humanitarian actions were carried out. One in the province of Deir ez-Zor and another in the province of Homs. More than 900 boxes of food were distributed.
In eastern Syria, the US-backed and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) claimed to have captured one of the leaders of ISIS, a senior security official for ISIS “caliph” Abu al-Baghdadi.
The SDF issued a statement that they had detained Osama al-Awaid last week.
According to the statement, al-Awaid was captured in a special operation in a village in eastern Syria.