A spokesman for the US-led coalition denied the bombing of coalition warplanes of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the western Raqqa countryside. According to the statement, circulating claims about a new US-led coalition attack on the SAA are untrue.
On Saturday, some opposition sources published reports that US-led coalition warplanes bombed a convoy of the SAA Tiger Forces moving to areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) in the western Raqqa countryside, and destroyed it entirely. At the same time, pro-government sources spoke of what it called “warning air strikes” by the US-led coalition against the SAA.
The SAA and the Tiger Forces didn’t intend to attack the SDF positions in the vicinity of Raqqa. In the beginning of 2017, the SAA and SDF launched an coordinate operation against ISIS in the eastern countryside of Aleppo and captured large areas, most notably Manbij and Deir Hafer and despite the fact that there are dozens of kilometers of frontlines between the side, there have been little problems between them at all.