Photo: Omar Sanadiki / Reuters
Five British soldiers were killed in a missile strike in Syria. This was reported by “al-Watan”, citing local sources.
According to the Syrian publication, the attack using the missile responsible terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). At the time of the attack, the British military were in the village of Al-shaafa in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
It is reported that several soldiers were injured. They were taken to the hospital in al-Hasaka. Killed the British operated in Syria on behalf of the international coalition.
January 8, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the coalition led by the United States “defeated IG 99 percent”.
On December 19 the U.S. President Donald trump has declared victory over ISIS in Syria. Later that same day the White house announced the withdrawal of American troops from the country. The decision does not mean that the activities of the international coalition headed by the USA and its campaign will end.
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