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Syria Condemns US-Led Coalition Airstrike on Army Camp in Deir Ezzur

7 December 2015 13:51



The Syrian Foreign Ministry, in a statement on Monday, lashed out at the US-led coalition for conducting air assault on an army military camp in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur that claimed the lives of at least 4 soldiers.

The statement said that four US-led coalition warplanes targeted the Syrian army camp with 9 rockets, claiming the lives of 4 soldiers and injuring 16 others.

The statement stressed that bombardment of the Syrian army camp by the coalition runs counter to the goals and will of the UN Charter.

Informed sources said earlier today that the US warplanes struck the military camp of the Syrian army’s 137th Artillery Brigade (17th Reserve Division) in the Southern part of village of ‘Ayyash, killing 4 soldiers instantly and wounding 16 more, 6 soldiers in critical condition.

They further added that the ISIL terrorists stormed the bombed camp a few hours after the air attack.

The Syrian army’s 137th Brigade has been protecting the civilians in the village of ‘Ayyash from the swarming ISIL fighters that are attempting to break into the provincial capital of the Deir Ezzur province from the Northern side; this airstrike only boosted the ISIL positions inside this village and the nearby broadcast tower.

The sources further added that the ISIL launched an offensive against the government forces’ positions in Ayyash village 10 kilometers Northwest of Deir Ezzur city.

The Syrian army and its allies have gained upper hand in the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur in the recent weeks, after new recruits of popular forces joined the army and won back new lands across the province , and meantime fended off the ISIL attacks on their positions, mainly the Deir Ezzur airbase.

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