Six in­jured in Rus­sian strike

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

A US-backed force in Syria says a Rus­sian air strike wounded six of its fight­ers near the east­ern city of Deir ez-Zor. Syr­ian troops and their Iran-backed al­lies have be­gun a new of­fen­sive aim­ing to cap­ture south­east bor­der ar­eas un­der the cover of Rus­sian air strikes. Kur­dish-led Syr­ian Demo­cratic Forces com­mand said the air raid oc­curred on the east­ern side of the Euphrates River in an area lib­er­ated from Is­lamic State. The US said Rus­sian forces caused in­juries to USled coali­tion part­ner forces.

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