Representatives of US-backed militant groups have blamed Russian airstrikes for the yesterday failed advance against the Syrian Army and its allies at the Damascus-Baghdad highway.
They said that six warplanes bombed the so-called opposition force advancing against “the Iranian militia” in the area.
“A sortie of Russian jets bombed us to repel our advance after we broke the first lines of defence of the Iranian militia and took over advanced positions near the Zaza checkpoint,” Reuters quoted, Saad al Haj, a spokesman for Jaish Osoud al-Sharqiya, a US-backed militant group operating in the area.
The airstrikes reportedly hit militants when they started storming positions of government forces in the area. However, Haj denied casualties among its group memers.
It’s interesting to note that the mainstream media and US proxies continue denying that the Syrian Arab Army is deployed at the Damascus-Baghdad highway. Because if they admit this, they will be pushed to say that the US-led forces’ only goal is to prevent the Damascus government from restoring control over the border.