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Syria confirms US airstrike, reports casualties
Syria's state media say the US-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 US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in the area. The US 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 US advisers in Deir el-Zour province. SANA called it an "aggression."

 

 


First published: 02.08.18, 11:46