- Report: New US Coalition Airstrikes On Government Positions In Eastern Syria
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
Though as yet unconfirmed in other international sources, Russian and Syrian state media are reporting major US coalition airstrikes in eastern Syria which left multiple civilians and at least one Syrian soldier dead. Syria’s SANA reports eight civilians killed and many injured during US coalition airstrikes on al-Sha’afa village in Deir Ezzor countryside on Thursday.
The unconfirmed breaking story cites “civil sources” in the region of the strikes to report that “at least eight citizens were killed, many others were injured and huge destruction affected the houses after warplanes of the US-led international coalition carried out many raids on the citizens’ houses.”
Early this week the Syrian government accused the US of conducting massive airstrikes on government forces near Abu Kamal along the Iraq-Syria border, after which the US coalition spokesman issued a formal denial. An unnamed US official later told CNN that Israel actually carried out the attack, which reportedly killed scores of Syrian Army and Iraqi paramilitary forces carrying out an anti-ISIS campaign in the area on Sunday.
Neither Israel nor the US officially acknowledged responsibility for the Sunday airstrikes, and no official recognition of Thursday’s alleged strikes has been forthcoming.