Russia accused of raid on US-backed forces in Syria
BEIRUT: The US-led coalition says Russian forces bombed American-backed fighters battling ISIS in eastern Syria, despite denialss from Moscow.
The strike e was reported by y the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish and Arab al- liance backed d by Washington.
The SDF said Russian warplanes bombed its fighters, though Russia’s military spokesman denied that. “This is not possible. Why would we bomb them?” military spokesman Igor Konashenkov told AFP at Hmeimim, Moscow Moscow’s s air operations base in Syria in support of President Bashar alAssad’s government. A later statement b by the coalition read: “R “Russian munitions im impacted a location k known to the Russians to containco Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers. Several SDF fighters were wounded and received medical care.”