Pentagon accuses Russian jets of hitting US-backed Syrian fighters
The Pentagon and US allies in Syria accused Russian jets of Saturday “impacting a location known to the Russians to contain [US-backed] Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers” east of the Euphrates River in Syria's Deir Ez Zour province.. The Kremlin denied the allegation.
"Several SDF fighters were wounded," the statement added. None of the advisers were injured.
But Russia's military spokesman denied Moscow targeted the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters supported by Washington. "This is not possible. Why would we bomb them?" military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
DEBKAfile: The alleged attack took place shortly after Syrian and Hizballah forces crossed the Euphrates with Russian air cover and assistance, in defiance of a coalition warning. See DEBKAfile top story.