September 17th, 2016 – Fort Russ News –
– combined reports – by J. Flores –
Updated at 10:05 pm UTC – The US used phosphorous bombs on human targets – a war crime. Putin and Lavrov have called an Emergency Session of the UN Security Council
Updated at 7:51 pm UTC
BREAKING – The General Command of the
Army and Armed Forces said that US alliance aircrafts targeted a Syrian Arab Army position in al-Tharda Mountain in the surroundings
of Deir Ezzor Airport, at 5 PM on Saturday, causing losses in lives and equipment and clearly paved
the way for ISIS terrorists to attack the position and take control of it.
“US alliance aircrafts targeted at 5 PM on Saturday a Syrian Arab Army position in al-Tharda Mountain in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport, causing losses in lives and equipment,” the official SANA news agency quoted the General Command as saying.
“This act is a serious and blatant aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic and its army, and constitutes conclusive evidence that the United States and its allies support ISIS and other terrorist organizations,” SANA quoted a Syrian military statement as saying.
“This act reveals the falseness of their claims of fighting terrorism,” it added.
The US-led coalition has yet to comment on the attack.
Confirmed reports were that as many as 65 soldiers were killed in the bombing attack, with over 100 wounded.
This number has just been updated at 7:51 pm UTC to have climbed to nearly 100 killed.
Russia’s official RT news website said the planes were US coalition aircraft that had crossed over from Iraq.
“Sixty-two Syrian soldiers were killed and over 100 injured in the airstrike by the US-led coalition,” it quoted Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov as saying, citing information from the Syrian General Command.
“The aircraft which carried out the bombings had entered Syrian airspace from the territory of Iraq. The airstrike against Syrian positions was performed by two F-16 jet fighters and two A-10 support aircraft,” RT quoted the defense ministry in Moscow as saying.
These and similar acts of aggression by the US and of the various terrorist groups operating under the false flag as ‘Syrian Opposition’, and therefore protected under the terms of the fragile 48-hour ceasefire, are sign that the ceasefire has essentially been ended. The ceasefire was agreed by Russia and the United States and came into force on Monday evening and was extended for another two days on Wednesday.
Syria intended to use the short ceasefire to focus away from Aleppo and turn their attention to cleaning up ISIS positions in other parts of the country. ISIS was not formally protected under the ceasefire. The US attack has essentially provided air cover for ISIS terrorists.
It has just been reported that the Syrian Arab Army has responded by bombing the Daesh (ISIS) positions set to capitalize on the US attack.
The airport serves an important strategic position, the Syrian Arab Army having previously been successful in taking it from ISIS.
Our close contact, Marwa Osman, comments on the brazen attack on RT just moments ago