On February 13, CNN released a video [source] allegedly showing US-led coalition strikes on positions of Syrian government forces in the province of Deir Ezzor.
According to the video, the strikes hit a battle tank and an artillery position. Some sources speculate that the shown battle tank and artillery position could be operated by Russian military contractors, but no confirmation of these claims are available.
#Breaking #Syria #DeirEzzor
First video shows #US airstrike on pro-#SAA and #Russia|n PMC positions on east side of Euphrates. You can see a strike on:
– 1 tank
– 1 artillery position. pic.twitter.com/NAAspWnJbv
— Mr. Revinsky (@MrKyruer) 13 February 2018
Right now, rumors are circulating online that 100, 200, 300 and even 600 Russian private military contractors were killed in US strikes on their column allegedly attacking positions of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on the eastern bank of the Euphrates. However, all these numbers are not confirmed by any realy evidence.
The new report of CNN on the issue argues that the SDF’s positions were attacked by about 500 pro-government fighters and the US strikes killed over hundred of them. However, the report fails to show any destroyed equipment or bodies of hundreds of the allegedly killed fighters.
These rumors and reports are likely a part of the ongoing large-scale propaganda campaign aimed at undermining the anti-terrorism efforts of the Russians in Syria.