Rus­sian strike in­jures U.S.-backed forces

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3 DEIR EL-ZOUR, SYRIA >>

A U.S.-backed force in Syria said a Rus­sian airstrike wounded six of its fight­ers Saturday near the east­ern city of Deir el-Zour while in south­east Syria, Syr­ian troops and their Iran-backed al­lies be­gan a new of­fen­sive aim­ing to cap­ture ar­eas along the Iraq bor­der un­der the cover of Rus­sian airstrikes.

The U.S. mil­i­tary said in a state­ment that Rus­sian forces struck a tar­get east of the Euphrates River near Deir el-Zour caus­ing in­juries to U.S.-led coali­tion part­ner forces.

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