Sunday, September 18, 2016


A US-led coalition fighting jihadists in Syria admitted it may have hit an army position in the east Saturday, in strikes that Russia and a monitor said killed at least 62 soldiers.
The strikes came less than a week into a fragile ceasefire aimed at stopping the bloodshed in Syria's five-year civil war, as Russia accused what it termed "moderate rebels" of causing the truce to fail.
American officials said the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria may have hit Syrian military positions.
"Coalition forces believed they were striking a Daesh fighting position," a Pentagon statement said, using an Arabic acronym for the IS group.
"The coalition air strike was halted immediately when coalition officials were informed by Russian officials that it was possible the personnel and vehicles targeted were part of the Syrian military."

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group gave a toll of 83 soldiers killed, as it confirmed the strikes were US-led coalition raids..............MORE

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