On Friday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces shelled a group of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers while it was crossing the Euphrates River near Deir Ezzor city, according to reports circulating online.
The shelling allegedly resulted in killing of 9 SAA soldiers. However, no photos or videos from the scene were provided.
Pro-Kurdish media activists are denying reports that the SDF shelled the SAA near the Euphrates.
Earlier in September, the SDF and SDF-linked media outlets repeatedly claimed that the US-backed force will not allow government troops to cross the Euphrates and will “liberate” the entire Deir Ezzor province.
SF will update this post if more details appear.