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UPDATE1: Syria says coalition warplanes bombed near Deir Ezzor airport; reports deaths and damage

By Rudaw 17/9/2016
Syrian army soldiers in Deir Ezzor. AP file photo
Syrian army soldiers in Deir Ezzor. AP file photo

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Syrian reports said Saturday that warplanes of the US-led coalition bombed Syrian regime positions around Deir Ezzor airport, “causing losses in lives and equipment.”


“US alliance aircrafts targeted at 5 PM on Saturday a Syrian Arab Army position in al-Tharda Mountain in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport, causing losses in lives and equipment,” the official SANA news agency said.


“This act is a serious and blatant aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic and its army, and constitutes conclusive evidence that the United States and its allies support ISIS and other terrorist organizations,” SANA quoted a Syrian military statement as saying.


“This act reveals the falseness of their claims of fighting terrorism,” it added.


There was no independent confirmation of the SANA report and no immediate reaction from the US-led coalition.


The UK-based Syrian observatory for Human Rights confirmed an attack, but said could not verify whether coalition warplanes were involved or if Russian aircraft that have been operating in the vicinity had carried out the attack. The observatory said 30 Syrian army personnel were killed, citing Syrian military officials at the airport.


Russia’s official RT news website said the planes were coalition aircraft that had crossed over from Iraq.


“Sixty-two Syrian soldiers were killed and over 100 injured in the airstrike by the US-led coalition,” it quoted Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov as saying, citing information from the Syrian General Command.


“The aircraft which carried out the bombings had entered Syrian airspace from the territory of Iraq. The airstrike against Syrian positions was performed by two F-16 jet fighters and two A-10 support aircraft,” RT quoted the defense ministry in Moscow as saying.


A 48-hour ceasefire agreed by Russia and the United States that came into force on Monday evening and was extended for another two days on Wednesday looked increasingly shaky on Saturday as the two sides traded accusations over the fragile truce.

 

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Reid Barnes | 17/9/2016
Is Putin the problem in Syria? "At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” FBI Director Comey said. Just ask, Who were the instigators of the Syrian genocide? It should be obvious to anyone who pays it attention and thought that the Syrian “rebels,” with their extensive supplies of weaponry, such as anti-tank missiles, and a complete command structure, had state supporters. The state supporters include NATO members, U.S., Britain, and Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. The plan was to topple Arab dictators in the Arab Spring, including Libya, Egypt and then Syria. Hillary proclaimed herself the she liberator of Libya when she said of Gaddafi, “We came, we saw, he died.” The Benghazi episode was about weapons trafficking of the Libyan military arsenal through Turkey into Syria, with the eventual help of Egypt's replacement leader, the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi. But in December 2011 before the Benghazi episode, Sibel Edmonds reported that Islamist fighters were trained by the U.S. and Turkey back in May 2011 a few months before NATO overthrew Gaddafi. What was the U.S. role? Sibel Edmonds says the U.S. was the director and producer of the play. Remember Obama and NATO member Britain overthrew Gaddafi, and Obama wouldn't wait for the scheduled elections in Egypt. He insisted Mubarak step down immediately and elections immediately, with the expected result that the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi would win election. When Obama spoke in Cairo, he had insisted that members of the Muslim Brotherhood, outlawed in Egypt after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, be given front row seats. There he identified himself as a Christian, yet included a curious parenthetical in his description of the story of Isra: “when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed (peace be upon them) joined in prayer.” He referred to America as having a partnership with Islam (not Egypt), and at the UN Obama said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." The Obama administration admitted in congressional testimony that it funneled over 600 tons of weapons to Islamist fighters in Syria. From one article (WSJ): “The utter failure of Western policy in both Libya and Syria has to be seen for what it is: not just a political blunder but a humanitarian crime.” US and NATO troops train on the Syrian border, May 2011 a few months before NATO overthrew Gaddafi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNzSmIdr3JY
Reid Barnes | 18/9/2016
Is Putin the problem in Syria? "At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” FBI Director Comey said. Just ask, Who were the instigators of the Syrian genocide? It should be obvious to anyone who pays it attention and thought that the Syrian “rebels,” with their extensive supplies of weaponry, such as anti-tank missiles, and a complete command structure, had state supporters. The state supporters include NATO members, U.S., Britain, and Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. The plan was to topple Arab dictators in the Arab Spring, including Libya, Egypt and then Syria. Hillary proclaimed herself the she liberator of Libya when she said of Gaddafi, “We came, we saw, he died.” The Benghazi episode was about weapons trafficking of the Libyan military arsenal through Turkey into Syria, with the eventual help of Egypt's replacement leader, the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi. But in December 2011 before the Benghazi episode, Sibel Edmonds reported that Islamist fighters were trained by the U.S. and Turkey back in May 2011 a few months before NATO overthrew Gaddafi. What was the U.S. role? Sibel Edmonds says the U.S. was the director and producer of the play. Remember Obama and NATO member Britain overthrew Gaddafi, and Obama wouldn't wait for the scheduled elections in Egypt. He insisted Mubarak step down immediately and elections immediately, with the expected result that the Muslim Brotherhood's Morsi would win election. When Obama spoke in Cairo, he had insisted that members of the Muslim Brotherhood, outlawed in Egypt after the assassination of Anwar Sadat, be given front row seats. There he identified himself as a Christian, yet included a curious parenthetical in his description of the story of Isra: “when Moses, Jesus, and Mohammed (peace be upon them) joined in prayer.” He referred to America as having a partnership with Islam (not Egypt), and at the UN Obama said, "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam." The Obama administration admitted in congressional testimony that it funneled over 600 tons of weapons to Islamist fighters in Syria. From one article (WSJ): “The utter failure of Western policy in both Libya and Syria has to be seen for what it is: not just a political blunder but a humanitarian crime.” US and NATO troops train on the Syrian border, May 2011 a few months before NATO overthrew Gaddafi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNzSmIdr3JY
kurd | 18/9/2016
good news. us should hit both ISIS anf Assad thugs
Dutchman | 18/9/2016
Less then one hour after the bombing the US admitted that they made a mistake. How different are Putin and Assad. More then two years after 300 man, woman and childred aboard of flight MH-17 where killed by a Russian Buke missle, Putin did not admit (or deny) anything. His partner in crime Assad is still denying the existance of barrel bombs.
non kurd | 18/9/2016
if true, good...they can dish it out but they can't take it.
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