BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Last night, several airstrikes were reported over the Al-Bab and Jarabulus districts of Aleppo, prompting many to speculate who was behind this powerful attack.

At first, many local activists accused the U.S. Coalition of carrying out the attack, which, at the time, seemed to target some oil tankers moving across the Aleppo countryside.

However, a few hours after the attack, Jared Szuba, a Pentagon correspondent for The Defense Post, reported that CENTCOM informed him that the airstrikes were not carried out by the U.S. Coalition forces.

With the U.S. denying a role in these airstrikes, it opened up the possibility that the Russian Air Force was behind this attack on the militant-held areas in rural Aleppo.

According to some reports this morning, four Russian warplanes took off from the Hmeimim Airbase (var. Khmeimim) in southwest Latakia shortly before the attacks were reported.

According to last night’s reports, these airstrikes specifically targeted oil facilities and tankers belonging to the Turkish-backed militants.

These kind of strikes would be out of the norm for the U.S. Coalition, as they do not participate in these kind of attacks against the Turkish-backed militants.

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It is worth noting that Russian Ministry of Defense has yet to comment on last night’s airstrikes, so there is still no confirmation from Moscow.

 

 

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prince teutonic

Iranians did it… Or Israelis… 😉

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Iranians? They’d need a refueller, and their single KC-747 is definitively not stealth.

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Gryz

The Syrian airforce did it, the cat is out of the bag it seems. No more oil smuggling for the Turks… nor some of their Kurd accomplices 😉 a template for their future policy that will soon extend to other parts of their country.
https://southfront.org/syrian-army-takes-responsibility-for-oil-strikes-in-countrys-north-vows-to-take-action-against-oil-smuggling/

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Keith Aich

I guess you missed the winking smiley

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Daeshbags-Sux

Sputnik accused USA to have done it…
Neither the coalition, nor Russia, nor USA… What’s left?

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Nestor Arapa

La fuerza aérea Siria, está en todo su derecho, los Rusos son amigo de Erdogan.

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Keith Aich

You had to know it wasn’t Americans when the result was a decrease in terrorist presence.