Russian MoD Denies Pentagon Allegations It Hit US-Backed Rebels in Syria

September 18, 2017   |   Category: Prophecy News   |   Tags: , ,

The Russian Defense Ministry denied on Sunday the Pentagon’s allegations that Russian jets had attacked the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor.Russian aircraft in Syria target only the positions of the terrorist group Daesh, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said, commenting on the claims that Russia bombed a target near Deir ez-Zor knowing that the SDF units and US-coalition advisers were there.Konashenkov noted that Russia has been conducting the operation along with Syrian forces in the Deir ez-Zor area for a week, adding that the US was notified of it in advance.”To avoid unnecessary escalation, the command of the Russian forces in Syria gave the US partners an advance notice, through an existing communications channel, on the [territorial] borders within which the military operation in Deir Ez-Zor would be conducted,” Konashenkov said.© SPUTNIK/ DMITRIY VINOGRADOVRussia Fighting Terrorists in Syria Not to Secure a Foothold in Region – EnvoyThe spokesman reiterated that Russia carries out its operations based on reconnaissance information that is usually verified through several channels.

 

Source: Russian MoD Denies Pentagon Allegations It Hit US-Backed Rebels in Syria – Sputnik International

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