Russia Refutes US Accusation About Bombing Coalition Forces
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Comprised of anti-government terrorists, they should be targeted, involved in massacring residents of Raqqa and other areas where they're rampaging.
Russia should target all terrorist forces in Syria, elements unwilling to cease trying to topple Assad's legitimate government. Dealing with US and Turkish invaders is a separate issue for later.
A statement by US forces operating illegally in Syria lied, claiming:
"At approximately 12:30 a.m. GMT Sept. 16, Russian forces struck a target east of the Euphrates River in Syria near (Deir Ezzor), causing injuries to Coalition partner forces."
"Several (US-supported terrorist) fighters were wounded and received medical care as a result of the strike."
On Sunday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov categorically denied the accusation, saying:
"To avoid unnecessary escalation, the command of the Russian forces in Syria gave the US (forces) an advance notice, through an existing communications channel, on the borders within which the military operation in (Deir Ezzor) would be conducted."
"The priority targets for destruction are the (ISIS) firing positions from which they are leading large-scale attacks on the Syrian forces."
If coalition terrorists are in ISIS-controlled areas, it's further proof of US support for this scourge.
On Sunday, Syrian forces liberated Jafrah, a strategic town northeast of Deir Ezzor's military airport, improving its security, controlling areas surrounding it, closing off ISIS' land-based exits from the city, the Euphrates River their only option.
Continued progress by government and allied forces in Deir Ezzor heads steadily towar eliminating ISIS in and around the city, a major triumph once accomplished, its last stronghold in the country liberated.
As US-supported SDF terrorists advance on the city, clashes with government and allied forces could follow.
Assad vowed to liberate Syria entirely. Washington has other ideas, wanting control over as much Syrian territory as it can grab.
On Sunday, Assad said some Western countries continue supporting anti-government territories - meaning America and its rogue allies, NATO and regional ones.
On Friday, "political prostitute" Nikki Haley said Washington won't accept Syria under Assad's leadership.
Regime change remains US policy - conflict resolution cooperation with Russia pure fantasy.
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