Over the weekend, the U.S. led Anti-ISIS Coalition struck a military camp belonging to the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Artillery Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division, killing 3 soldiers and critically wounding 13 others near the Deir Ezzor Governorate village of ‘Ayyash.
For the second straight day, Al-Masdar News has interviewed soldiers that are currently stationed near the targeted military camp in order to hopefully understand what transpired on Sunday night in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
The consensus among the Syrian Arab Army soldiers is that the warplane was flying west towards the village of ‘Ayyash before 9 missiles struck their positions.
According to the Shaytat Tribesmen, the tribes of Abukamaal (eastern Deir Ezzor) reported coalition airstrikes above their city just a few minutes they struck ‘Ayyash.
Following the attack on ‘Ayyash in Deir Ezzor’s northern countryside, the U.S. led Coalition warplane struck the ISIS stronghold of Al-Shadadi in southern Al-Hasakah before completing their mission.
There were no Syrian or Russian aircraft flying over Deir Ezzor or Al-Hasakah at the time those 9 missiles struck the Syrian Arab Army’s military camp; moreover, there were no firefights taking place around this site.
Therefore, the U.S.’ narrative that the Russian Air Force mistakenly bombarding the Syrian Arab Army does not make much sense; especially since, the Russian Air Force works closely with the SAA’s ground troops.
Despite this information, the coalition air force behind this airstrike is still unknown, as all parties are placing blame on one another.