DEADLY MISSION: A US F-18 Hornet combat jet which bombed an Islamic State control centre in Syria
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BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition carried out an alleged ‘defensive’ attack against the pro-government forces in the northeastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate last night.

While the U.S. claimed “100 pro-regime fighters” were killed in the attack, a Syrian military source reported that approximately 25-30 tribal fighters were dead and many more severely wounded by the Coalition assault.

According to the military source, the pro-government forces that were attacked by the U.S. Coalition were members of the large Al-Baraka tribe, who have fought the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in the Euphrates River Valley for years.

Besides fighting the Islamic State, the Al-Baraka tribesmen are also from the Euphrates River Valley and considered locals.

The U.S. alleged that the tribesmen had carried out a large attack against the Coalition-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) near the imperative town of Khasham in northeast Deir Ezzor.

However, the attack was believed to be minuscule and possibly accidental because the tribesmen often search the eastern bank of the Euphrates for potential Islamic State hideouts and sleeper cells.

Since the attack, the Russian and Syrian governments have come and issued statements condemning the U.S.’ latest actions in northeastern Deir Ezzor

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Obviously the US allies have suffered no casualties. So there is no excuse. The US want to intimidate the ARAB allies of the Syrian government with wanton acts of terror.

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Look the locals have no right to be there afterall we went to all the trouble of bringing in Kurds to replace them. The locals will just have to go home .. ahh … I mean somewhere else and call it home.

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The government of Syria has an obligation to ensure the safety and security of it’s people in this region. The U.S. mercenaries must be disarmed or removed along with ISIS and the Americans must be neutralised. This is necessary for peace in the region.
Clearly the U.S. is willing to kill again and again to gain control of these oilfields. They must be stopped.

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U.S trying to support this illegal SDF government and keep it in power. This is their new method of opposing Assad. The so-called front against ISIS was actually also against Assad by not allowing him to regain grounds in the east of the country so the U.S could keep the war going.

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Us pissed off kurds turks and jews.
Bombing Assad people has to please all three of them.

Peter Wallace
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when you are the schoolyard bully you don’t care who you smack , you just smack others to please yourself not to please others.

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Exactly