On October 13, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that warplanes of the US-led coalition had struck a convoy of the Syrian Army in the Rusafah area in the southern part of the province of Raqqah. The convoy was allegedly moving towards the city of Tabqah in the area controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces. Since October 13, no reliable source has confirmed that the strike really took place. No photos or videos from the area also appeared.
The SOHR report was likely an attempt to fuel tensions between the US-led coalition and the Damascus government in an attempt to delay the implementation of the deal between the Syrian Army and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. More such fake news will likely appear in the coming days as the sides involved in the northeastern Syria standoff will compete for influence in the area.
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