Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Syria says US-led strikes on Deir Ezzor a 'struggle crime'

Syria says US-led strikes on Deir Ezzor a 'struggle crime'

The Pentagon insists it is keeping its focus on defeating IS, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday US-backed fighters in eastern Syria faced a "perplexing" overnight assault by about 300 pro-Syrian government fighters whose nationalities, motives and makeup he could not identify.

"The Syrian government renews its call to dissolve this illegitimate coalition", it said.

Thursday's air strikes are just the latest in a series of deadly attacks in Syria between rival forces that have led to civilian casualties.

The incident underscored the potential for further conflict in Syria's oil-rich east, where the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias holds swathes of land after its offensive against Islamic State.

Wall Street suffers the worst single-day point decline in history
It is also important to note that some people who don't directly own stocks are still affected by the market's performance. Technology shares fell 1.0 per cent, dragging on the Nasdaq, while energy dropped 1.1 per cent as oil prices slumped.

It also demands that the illegal alliance stop its unjustified attacks in this Middle Eastern country, which caused thousands of deaths and injuries to the civilian population, including children and women, as well as significant material damage to infrastructures.

The Democratic Syrian Forces which are backed by the United States military control the Eastern side while the regime led by Bashar-al-Assad controls the western side of the valley.

According to Igor Girkin, an ex-commander of Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, two tactical units of the Wagner private military group had been hit by the US strikes on February 7.

Pentagon officials speaking on condition of anonymity told the media that they believed Russian military contractors operating with the Syrian government forces were among the dead. This clash, which took place in Khusham near the Euphrates River, is the largest reported to date between us -backed forces and pro-regime forces in Syria.

GM outlines Knicks' goals for when Porzingis returns
But he wanted the challenge and has been up for it, averaging 22.7 points and a league-leading 2.4 blocked shots per game. One issue that is unsettled in the wake of Porzingis' injury is the Knicks' plans to offer him a rookie extension.

The U.S. -led coalition responded with "AC-130 gunships, F-15s, F-22s, Army Apache helicopter gunships and Marine Corps artillery", according to Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson.

The closer the U.S. gets to its original goal in Syria of defeating the Islamic State group, the murkier its end game.

About 2000 United States forces remain on the ground in Syria, allied to the Kurdish-led SDF alliance.

According to the coalition, around 500 pro-regime soldiers attacked the Syrian Democratic forces using artillery, mortar, and Russian-made tanks. But the United States argues that if it were to pull out, a fight for control over these areas would ensue.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to prioritise Europa League
Chelsea winger Eden Hazard played a starring role in our Premier League title victory last season. It is hard to win every year. "It was a game we couldn't afford to lose", the Frenchman said.

Like this: