Stating that right up front. I've not looked into what exactly occurred in Deir ez Zor, but, the US and their proxies should not be in the locale they are! Period. Therefore any spin about unprovoked attack is to be tossed to the trash. Immediately.
Following up on the post from yesterday:
Where I'd stated:
" It's pretty obvious that tensions are escalating in Northern Syria. The US has sent an undeniable F U message to Turkey. I personally can't interpret this latest report any other way."Here's the latest:
The US-led coalition killed more than 100 Assad regime fighters in eastern Syria on Wednesday, officials said, in the largest deliberate strike carried out by Western forces against pro-Syrian government troops.
The coalition said it struck regime fighters with airstrikes and artillery after they launched an "unprovoked attack" (BULLSHIT/SPIN) against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the Western-backed rebels fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) in Syria.
"We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging SDF and coalition forces," a US military official said.
The strikes took place in the Euphrates River valley in the province of Deir Ezzor, where Isil still holds scraps of territory but is under intense pressure from both Syrian regime forces and the SDF.
The US has struck pro-regime forces in eastern Syria several times but Wednesday's attack caused more casualties than any previous deliberate strike.
The US said that around 500 pro-regime troops, backed by tanks and artillery, had launched what appeared to be coordinated attack on an SDF headquarters.
The US did not specifically say if the fighters were from the Syrian army or an allied militia or a foreign fighters group like the Lebanese militants Hizbollah.
The Syrian regime said the fighters were from a local militia fighting against Isil and accused the US of "aggression" and a "new massacre."That's right! A violation of Syria's sovereignty! So take your thugs and get the hell out of there!
Damascus regularly protests against the US-led intervention in Syria, calling it a violation of Syria's sovereignty, but has been largely powerless to stop it.
The whole area would be vastly more peaceful had the US and co not brought their KurdIShIS fighters into the region in order to redraw the maps of the area.