300 Kurdish fighters have been reportedly killed by US-led coalition airstrikes in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, the Iranian news angecy FARS NEWS reported citing the Turkish news paper Daily Sabah on February 12 (source):
The US-led coalition fighter jets bombed wrongly friendly positions and destroyed a main position of the People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Southeastern Deir Ezzur, killing a sum of 300 Kurds, a Turkish media outlet reported on Monday.
The Turkish-language Daily Sabah reported that the warplanes pounded mistakenly a main positon of the YPG, killing a sum of 300 Kurds.
The Daily further said that wrong peculiarities provided by the field sources were the cause behind the US careless air raid on the YPG.
In the meantime, the Arabic-language al-Manar TV also confirmed that the coalition’s warplanes bombed mistakenly the Kurdish militants’ positions Northeast of the town of al-Souseh Southeast of Deir Ezzur.
Sources said last week that 17 civilians were killed in the US warplanes’ heavy bombardment near the village of al-Sha’afah in Eastern Deir Ezzur.
The sources in Southeastern Deir Ezzur had also reported on Wednesday that a number of civilians were killed or wounded in the US-led collation airstrikes.
The sources said that the US fighter jets conducted heavy bombardment on the village of al-Bahara in Eastern Deir Ezzur, killing three civilians and wounding several more.
Field reports said that some of the injured are in critical condition.
However, the provided number of “300” killed Kurdish fighters is likely untrue as the “300 Russian mercenaries”, which had been killed by US airstrikes in the province of Deir Ezzor, according to “Twitter sources”. The article on the isse has been already deleted from the Daily Sabah website. However, it still can be found via Google.
Reports about the 300 killed Kurdish fighters, 300 Russian private military contractors allegedly died from US airstrikes, thousands of killed “terrorists” including “Daesh” members by the Turkish Armed Forces in Afrin and mysterious chemical attacks conducted by “the Assad regime” every time when the Syrian Army is gaining ground somewhere across Syria are clear example of the ongoing media standoff in Syria. Different sides of the conflict use false reports and propaganda to push own agenda in this war.