Russia Rejects Reports About Airstrikes On US-backed Forces Near Deir Ezzor

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Russia Rejects Reports About Airstrikes On US-backed Forces Near Deir Ezzor

Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

Russia has rejected accusations of airstrikes on the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, the Russian state-run media outlet RT reported citing Russian military spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov.

“In the course of the Syrian Army operation to exterminate the last [ISIS] stronghold in Dei ez-Zor, the Russian Air Force performs precision strikes on terrorist-held objects, according to intelligence confirmed through several channels. The strikes are performed on detected IS [ISIS] positions, which fire at Syrian troops, as well as on terrorist reserves coming from the rear,” RT quoted Konashenkov as saying.

Konashenkov added that the Russian side did not register “any engagements between SDF militants and IS terrorists rearward.”

“That specifically relates to the area of hydrocarbon fields in the province, where the militants fiercely resist the advancing Syrian troops,” the spokesman said.

Earlier on Monday, the SDF and pro-SDF media argued that Russian warplanes had conducted airstrikes on SDF positions north of Deir Ezzor as well as Syrian government forces were shelling the SDF in the same area.

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  • MD Ranix

    russians and her led coalition are dedicated to resistance fighting … the worse despicable lot will be the yankees=isis=sdf who are playing victims when they are the actual oppressors/satanists

    • FlorianGeyer

      Your valid statement has echo’s of the Worlds eternal Victims from the thieving Israeli state :)

  • 55lanfag

    Best strategy right now will be to have cameras everywhere and satellites filming in real time every step the SAA takes. The US >will< attack, we just need to collect proof to show the world who's instigating the fight in the region.

    • AMHants

      Have Russia and Syria been doing that. Leaving a complete audit trail of everything they take out and just where who and who happen to be.

  • David Leach

    Russia panicking is quick to dispute these rumours.,Took an eternity to sort of condemn the murder of the Russian General, and 2 Corporals. Tells you everything you need to know.

    It appears it is open season on Russian service personnel in Syria. They can look forward to absolutely no protection from their arse licking Pro-West Russian government. Terrified of US, and US knows it. More Russians will die.

    If those had been US troops they would have carpet bombed all the SDF positions.

    • AMHants

      Really? What happened when the 29 members of the police battalion were targeted? 850 down, including taking a hit from the Russian submarine which was firing a few missiles. Didn’t they do well and no doubt that was just a warmer?

    • Dicksonrp

      David…go find someone of your own sex and size to play with….big educated people having a conversation here…

      • FlorianGeyer

        Good comment :)

      • David Leach

        Your step daddy calling you for his evening milking fag boy,of you trot..

    • Turbofan

      naive..

    • jhon malakiat

      david, please find nice butt to you fucking shit …

      this place is for honor man. not for hemaprodhite like you bitch..

    • Petrus Levelleri

      You have no idea of what you’re writing about, right?

  • AMHants

    Russia are legally in Syria, working to help the Syrian legal Forces. They have told those who want to fight against Syria, that they will be taken out, if they are found to be causing problems for the Syrian Forces. So what are the SDF moaning about? Russia showed how they were working with the US and ISIS or whatever they are called today and the SDF.

    The sooner Syria is cleaned up the better for all.

  • Jonathan Cohen

    Russia has no cause to bomb SDF because both defend abortion rights and are therefore allies; but Syria bans abortion, so the bombers must have been Syrian and mistaken for Russian by SDF.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Have you been drinking too much booze :)

  • Bente Petersen

    USA is good backstabbing, smoke and mirrors, confusing the picture and lying…. planted their own forces and SDF in and among the ISIS strongholds, that Russian and SAA are eradicating… and now US and SDF crying OH THE RUSSIAN HIT OUR GUYS…. ….
    Whoever is in the ISIS area will be hit… likewise there would not be a Kurdish referencum today if not encourage by the USA…. all to prolong the war….
    GO HOME USA… you are not invited, nor wanted…

  • cortisol

    This is true. They didn’t conduct air strikes on SDF positions, but rather Isis positions. Of course whether Isis positions are “on top” of SDF positions is an entirely different matter.

  • dutchnational

    This is likely just as true as the first official report by Russia they had crossed the Euphrates : they had not until some days later.

    Manpads for SDF, hundreds, both towards the north (Turkey) and south. If they are not attacked, then nobody will have any consequences.

    If they are attacked, the attackers deserve what they will get.

    • Tudor Miron

      That’s right – SDF friends of ISIS deserve what they are about to get.

    • John Whitehot

      wrong.
      To start with, the “first” report about the crossing was made by the foreign ministry and not the defense. Also, prove that the report was false by showing the exact date of the crossing.

      Secondly, if there is a side that has been lying all the time about Syria that’s not the Russian MinDef.

      Thirdly, they can have all the MANPADS they want and die the same way Al-Nusra, FSA and ISIS groups with MANPADs died since october 2015.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Correct. It is also 99% likely that SAA and Russian Special Forces crossed the Euphrates days before the main crossing to reconnoitre landing points and enemy positions.

    • FlorianGeyer

      If they are attacked they will run away like the Dutch army does.
      Ironically the only brave Dutch soldiers during and after WW2 were those circa 55,000 who volunteered to fight in the Waffen SS and other German units of WW2.

      Why the Dutch waste any money on weapons today is a mystery.

      • Petrus Levelleri

        Very good comment, and so true!

  • Tudor Miron

    What it means is that Russia strikes ISIS. If there’s Kurds in bed with them – that’s their problem.

    • jhon malakiat

      good ide. russia can bomb kurd militia and if kurd milia complain just said they bomb isis instead of kurd…

  • jhon malakiat

    russia should delibarately attack usa backed kurd militia. once kurd militia moaning about the attack, russia can just denied the attack. or russia can say that was accident. just like usa did previously.

    russia must stop acting like hero in front of usa. this is war that usa want..

  • ihraç subay

    Russia, Syria, İran and Hezbullah is one side the other side is US backed kurds (PYD,SDF) and west backed ISIS. Russia lost a general and two soldiers more, Russia must have a desire for revenge. Of course they did not hit, but who did it.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    The Syrians and their Russian allies have had more than enough provocation to attack American proxies. However if the Russians are denying it, then it didn’t happen. The US has yet to prove any of their baseless accusations against Assad and his allies.
    Most likely a smokescreen for the assassinations of Russian commanders yesterday by US backed forces?

  • Michael Qiao

    I want it to be true

  • DJ Double D

    Can Russia/SAA still declare victory if they lost the East Syria to US/Kurds?

  • David Leach

    About time Russia manned the fuck up, and started acting like a Superpower instead of a cowardly,spineless shithouse., Putin sycophants heep saying he is playing 3D Chess whilst its open season on Russian military in Syria.I wonder how many diplomats,Russian troops in total have now been killed because of Kremlin incompetence.

    I am sure the families of the dead General, and 2 corporals, will be happy to know it is highly likely the Russian military got them killed by sharing their location with ISIS( US) via the de-confliction hotline. There is no need for US Special forces/CIA spotters on the ground. The Kremlin gives US GPS coordinates of where all Russian troops are YCMIU. And they wonder why they were precision striked.

    US is laughing, already today insinuating it knows where all Russian Troops are.More or less an admission of guilt.

  • Igor Dano

    This is IS occupied land, how is it possible, that SDF is there, dear kurds? Maybe u r IS?