The US-led international coalition against terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) have accused Moscow of attacking positions of the opposition of the “Syrian democratic forces”. On Saturday, September 16, RIA Novosti reported.
“At approximately 00:30 a.m. GMT (03:00 Moscow time — approx. “Of the tape.ru”), on 16 September, Russian forces struck East of the Euphrates river in Syria near Deir-ez-Zor, causing wounded soldiers among the coalition partners”, — stated in the coalition’s statement.
Agency sources said that during the strike injured six soldiers of the “Syrian democratic forces”.
On 14 September it became known that Russia plans in coming days to end fighting with groups supporting the militants from the Islamic state in Syria.
On 12 September, the Russian military, reported on the cleanup of 85 percent of Syrian territory from the militants.
A week before it became known that the Syrian army broke the siege of Deir ez-Zor. For three years the city was completely surrounded by the terrorists. Despite the regular attacks of insurgents using suicide and car bombs, the garrison of Deir ez-Zor kept the defense, occasionally counterattacking terrorists. Supply the city’s defenders and civilian population were carried out through an air corridor.
In Syria since 2011, the confrontation of President Bashar al-Assad and rebels seeking his overthrow. The conflict escalated into full-scale civil war, which strengthened the terrorist organization, including Islamic state.