The US-led coalition aircraft have carried out an attack on some of the Syrian Arab Army’s positions in the south-eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor on Thursday at dawn, the regime news agency SANA reported, citing a military source.
“Some of our military positions between al-Bukamal and Hmeimea were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes,” the source said, noting that only material damage was caused .
SANA claims that the new attack is part of the coalition’s “explicit support for the terrorist organizations” and reveals the “fake claims of the international coalition about fighting terrorism.”
“The aggression came less than 24 hours after the Syrian Arab Army and the allied forces thwarted a terrorist attack by ISIS on a number of military points in al-Mayadeen Badiya (Desert) in the countryside of Deir Ezzor,” SANA claimed, adding that the regime army “killed over 10 of the attacking terrorists, among them terrorists of foreign nationalities, injured scores of others and destroyed a vehicle mounted with a heavy cannon.”
A US military official speaking to Reuters denied any knowledge of the alleged strikes. “We have no operational reporting of a U.S.-led coalition strike against pro-Syrian regime targets or forces,” Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, told Reuters.
Another Pentagon spokesman told Reuters: “We have no information to substantiate those reports.”