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Russia did not inflict strikes on the positions of the “Democratic forces of Syria” (DSS), and bombs only strengthen the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). This was stated press Secretary of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov, his words RIA Novosti reported.
“During the operation, Syrian troops on the elimination of the last foothold of ISIS in Deir ez-Zor, aviation of Russian air force strikes strikes on explored and confirmed through multiple channels of the country. Strikes are as identified in the IG firing points, leading the attacks on the positions of Syrian troops and forward from the rear areas to the reserves of the terrorists,” he said.
According to Konashenkov, the Russian side does not fix clashes between the DSS and the IG. Earlier, the “Democratic forces of Syria,” said Russian aircraft had struck at their positions in the area of a major gas field, located near Deir ez-Zor.
DSS — Alliance of Syrians and Kurds who are fighting with the militants of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) on the Eastern Bank of the Euphrates. They and the Syrian government forces supported by Russia are conducting separate operations against ISIS.