Russian and Syrian aircraft mistakenly struck a blow for the forces of the Arab coalition. On Wednesday, March 1, said us Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend, commander of the international operation against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Iraq and Syria, reports Reuters.
The attack was carried out near the Syrian city of al-Bab on February 28. Townsend noted that in the attacks of the losses were incurred.
“Yesterday Russian planes and aircraft of the regime [Syrian government] was bombed a number of villages, which, I believe, in their opinion, were in the hands of ISIS,” he explained.
Townsend added that it made a few quick calls channels created to avoid conflicts, RIA Novosti reported. “The Russians admitted and have ceased to conduct bombing,” he said.
According to the Agency, Russia has repeatedly stated that he accepts the decision to order airstrikes in Syria only after a thorough inspection of intelligence. The reports that the Russian VKS supposedly strikes at civilian targets, never found evidence.