Thu Feb 8th, 2018 at 08:02:52 AM EST
Keeping Daesh safe in enclave near Deir Ezzor, east of the Euphrates ...
"The Coalition remains committed to focusing on the defeat-Daesh [ISIS] mission in the Middle Euphrates River Valley and asserts its non-negotiable right to act in self-defense."
CENTCOM said in its official statement.
○ Breaking: US-led Coalition Conducts Strikes Against Syrian Army In Deir Ezzor
Killing up to one hundred soldiers of the SAA.
More below the fold ...
There had been a previous, similar attack during the Obama administration. The Pentagon stated at the time "it was a mistake." Not so under the regime of Trump. Seeking the edge towards a military confrontation with Russia in Syria. The US and its anti-Syrian rebels got nothing in the De Mistura (UN) led Vienna talks and were not present at the Russian led Sochi talks recently. The US seeks the fight due to lack of support for diplomacy ... bullying its way to stay an empire.
○ Russian MoD confirms US-Led coalition's F-16, A-10 jets attacked Syrian Army near Deir Ezzor
Liz Sly - Washington Post Beirut bureau chief covering Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and beyond. RT=Gosh, hmm or huh.
Barbara Starr - CNN correspondent at the Pentagon
JUST IN: Russian contractors may have been involved in pro-regime attack on US military advisers and their partner forces in Syria that led to US counterattack with aircraft and artillery in east of Euphrates. No US wounded.
There is no official statement yet by Sergei Lavrov of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
○ US-led coalition conducts 'defensive' airstrikes against Syrian forces | RT |
○ U.S.-Led Forces 'Kill More Than 100' Syrian Pro-Regime Fighters | RFERL |
Many diaries on topic Deir Ezzor throughout the years ...
○ Syrian Land Grab: US Bombers Will Be Targeted By Russia dated June 17th, 2017
○ US Creating a Sunni Principality in Syria dated Sept.. 20th, 2016
○ Russia's Medvedev Warns for New World War Sparked In Syria dated Feb. 12th, 2016
○ Fallujah Sunnis Repay Debt to Syrian Rebels vs Assad dated Feb. 13th, 2012