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Syrian militia in the area of the former oil refinery El ISBA in the area of Deir ez-Zor conducted an operation against a sleeper cell of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia), when the United States launched a airstrike. On Thursday, February 8, said the Ministry of defense of Russia, reports RIA Novosti.
In particular, they “suffered a surprise attack from mortars and MLRS, after which it struck the helicopters the US-led international coalition.” The bombing of the 25 Syrian militias were injured.
The Russian defense Ministry also noted that over the past few days in the area of human settlements Mazlum, FL-Tabiya and Ham the province of Deir ez-Zor frequent shelling positions of Syrian government troops.
In the leadership of the international coalition explained that the cause of the incident was the attack of the government troops under the leadership of the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at the headquarters of the “Democratic forces of Syria” (DSS). “To protect coalition and partner forces coalition launched strikes against attacking forces to repel an act of aggression against all the partners involved in the fight against the group ISIS,” the statement reads.
At the end of January it became known that the actions of the US-led international coalition in Syria have killed 10900 people, 2815 of them were civilians. Including the victims were 655 children.
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