NOTE: Due to the vague nature of original Kurdish reports, it was first reported in this article that Russian artillery units were attacking US-backed troops in eastern Deir Ezzor Governorate, however now official Kurdish sources are clarifying their reports, claiming the artillery bombardment is both the doing of Russian and Syrian forces.

BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – In addition to allegations coming in about an hour ago that Russian warplanes bombed the positions of Kurdish-led forces in eastern Deir Ezzor Governorate, official Kurdish social media sources are now also claiming that their defenses are being struck by both Syrian Arab Army and Russian artillery.

According to reports from the official twitter account of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, in addition to Russian airstrikes targeting US-backed fighters around Conoco Gas Field, Russian and Syrian Army artillery is also carrying out a bombardment of the same area.

Kurdish sources say that the joint Russian-Syrian Army artillery bombardment consists of rocket and standard shelling attacks.

The latest reports claim that the attack is still ongoing.

Al-Masdar News cannot confirm anything at this time.

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jndillard
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Free pass for Kurds is over since they took out the Russian general. Looks like they get a choice: retreat, surrender or die.

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Russia states that ISIS was the one who killed the general. this is another General Ripper starting a war that the SAA don’t need at the moment.

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ISIS? Everybody sane knows who those murderers actually were. Russians are just too polite.

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yes and isis is the us, duh

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Kurds have gone too far. Their ego got bloated by temporary US support and now they have come face to face with harsh reality that Syrian territorial integrity is not negotiable.

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There is no territorial integrity left. It’s a thing of the past. Stop dreaming.

hestroy
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We will see.

Tsar
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Bomb those bastard yank terrorists out of the region.

Howard
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The best news ever today. The Kurds should be made to go back to where they came from, North East. The terrorists SDF now includes ISIS who have just changed their uniform for SDF uniforms and in cohort with Americans and the Jews, stealing land and resources.

The real civil war is here now ; coalition of Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iran and Hezbullah should clear the Kurds and their criminal accomplices now.

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What were the Kurd waiting for? I kind of think that they have a terrible political leadership. It will end with every political force attacking the Kurd.

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All sides needs to calm down it’s not the right time to go after SDF yet…

hestroy
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WTF are you talking about?

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OMG too many warmongers among you…

hestroy
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So if Kurds will steal half of Syria, it’s ok for you? What’s the difference between ISIS and Kurds? With your logic SAA shouldn’t fight for Syria integrity? You are really confused. Kurds are NOT allies of SAA, they are allies of (isra)Hell and USA.

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I’m not confused I’m just saying first to deal with ISIS and HTS + friends first. Kurds as you might know are not islamic extremists and they are also secular as government (Assad). So if they can get away from US influence then it can probably some deal be made like some big autonomy inside federal Syria. But if not then SAA can attack them with support from Turkey. But now it’s too dangerous to make SDF an enemy because ISIS is still kicking and not forget about 100k strong HTS+other Jihadist groups. Also there are many “pockets” still left… Read more »
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ziad welds

FUCK AUTONOMY,,FUCK FEDERAL, AND FUCK ANYTHING THESE RATS THINK THEY WILL GET ,,SYRIAN INTEGRITY NOT FOR NEGOTIATION WITH ANY OF THESE WESTERN SUPPORTED RATS

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SDF is an enemy already. WTF are you thinking?

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SDF.eq.ISIS
Capito?

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I am not sure why you had such a negative view on your comment, but I also agree with you. Maybe in a week, maybe in a month; but they need to consolidate, finish the central region and then they have a shed more battle trained troops to assist in the final battle.

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To bring some clarity into this mess (although it does not make sense regarding the regular Kurdophob rascists as well as the as ‘pro-Syria’ disguised Erdogstan supporters on this site): DEZ is NOT a Kurdish operation. It is an ARAB/US-Saudi operation mainly consisting of the SHAITAT (aka Shaitan) Tribe and its affiliates from the region who were basically always resisting the Syrian government and formed the earlier pocket of a Saudi sponsored so-called ‘FSA’ unit between Daesh in DEZ and the SDF in Cizre (if you remember the ‘green’ area on maps from about a year ago), fighting nobody. These… Read more »
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ziad welds

I LOVE IT,,,,,ABOUT TIME

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Are these Kurds serious? They steal state property, take up arms against the government troops, commit treason by enabling foreign invaders and when they are attacked they whine and complain like school girls. Fuck me the’re taking the piss.

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I think, its Fake-News, independence-election is the reason for it

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I’m with you. I think the Kurds are trying to stir up direct confrontation between USA and Russia (something Russia DOESN’T want). Kurds are in a hazardous position in East Euphrates, they want USA to be more involved in order to have their backs well covered.

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