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Syria confirms US airstrike, reports casualties

By-Ahram

Copts and Poliltical Islam

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Friday ,09 February 2018

Syria confirms US airstrike, reports casualties

Syria s state media say the U.S.-led coalition has bombed government-backed troops in eastern Syria, citing reports of dozens killed and wounded.

The official state news agency SANA reported on Thursday that the overnight attack hit tribal fighters in Khusham, a town in the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.
 
SANA says the local fighters were battling IS militants and the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the area. The U.S. military said late Wednesday it launched airstrikes on Syrian government-backed troops after as many as 500 attackers began what appeared to be a coordinated assault on the SDF accompanied by U.S. advisers in Deir el-Zour province.
 
SANA called it an "aggression." The state Al-Ikhbariyah TV said there were reports that dozens were killed.