At 17:00 US-Led coalition attacked number of Syrian Arab Army points in Dair al-Zoor during an ISIS attack.
The Airstrikes were conducted by two F-16s, two A-10s and AH-64 Apache gunships; targeted Syrian Arab Army defensive points and some armor around Dair al-Zoor military airport, specifically in al-Thardea mountain which oversees Dair al-Zoor military airbase.
In result the Syrian Arab Army pulled out and ISIS were able to secure the mountain thus creating a direct threat to the airbase.
The Syrian Arab Army were able to launch a quick counterattack and retake all of its positions that the US-Led coalition targeted and thus eliminated ISIS threat on the airbase according to our last contact with a member in the airbase, but the situation is changing rapidly and we will publish and news we get.
The Syrian General Army Command did not specify the number of casualties within the ranks of the Syrian Armed Forces yet.
Needless to say that there are no excuses to what the US-Led coalition did, there are nothing but ISIS fronts in Dair al-Zoor. The US-Led Coalition jets entered Syria from the Iraqi airspace.
US Airstrikes Kill 62 Syrian Soldiers, Injure over 100
The U.S. Air Force bombed Syrian Arab Army’s positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing at least 62 soldiers and “paving the way” for Islamic State group’s militants, Russian Defense Ministry reported.
“Today 62 soldiers were killed and over 100 injured in the airstrike by the US-led coalition,” Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said citing information received by Syrian military deployed in the region.
Konashenkov stressed that right after the attack, “terrorists” launched an offensive against Syrian troops. He added that aircraft entered to Syrian airspace via Iraq.
“If the airstrike was caused by the wrong coordinates of targets than it’s a direct consequence of the stubborn unwillingness of the American side to coordinate with Russia in its actions against terrorist groups in Syria,” Konashenkov added.
The Syrian Army considers the attack a “serious and blatant aggression” that provides “conclusive evidence” that the U.S. and its allies support the Islamic State.
This would be the second time during this war that the United States has attacked the Syrian army in the Deir Ezzor, a fact that Syrian army said has facilitated the advancement of the extremists militias.
Russia also denounced earlier on Saturday Washington’s refusal to take measures to force rebels under its control to fall in line with the terms of the Syrian cease-fire.
US alliance aircrafts target Syrian Army position in Deir Ezzor, Israeli enemy targets position in Quneitra
17 September، 2016
The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said that 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 and clearly paved the way for ISIS terrorists to attack the position and take control of it.
In a statement, the General Command said that 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, stressing that this act reveals the falseness of their claims of fighting terrorism.
Russian Defense Ministry: American aircrafts target Syrian Army position in Deir Ezzor
Later, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed that the US alliance aircrafts that attacked the Syrian Arab Army position in al-Tharda Mountain are in fact American aircrafts.
The Ministry said in a statement that 4 American jet fighters (2 F-16 jets and 2 A-10 jets) entered the Syrian airspace across the Iraqi borders, and attacked a Syrian Arab Army position in al-Tharda Mountain in Deir Ezzor’s southeastern countryside, claiming a number of lives and injuring others.
The Ministry explained that the attack allowed terrorists from ISIS to take control of the mountain which is near Deir Ezzor Military Airport.
Israeli enemy targets position in the surroundings of Khan Arnaba town in Quneitra countryside
SANA reporter in Quneitra said that the Israeli enemy attacked a position in the surroundings of Khan Arnaba town in Quneitra countryside within the framework of its direct support to the Takfiri terrorist organizations that commit massacres and crimes against locals in Quneitra countryside.
On September 13th, at 01:00 AM, the Syrian Air Defense Forces repelled the Israeli enemy’s air force that attacked a Syrian military position in Quneitra countryside, shooting down an Israeli warplane to the southwest of Quneitra and an Israeli drone to the west of Sa’sa’ town in the southwestern countryside of Damascus.
Qabas / Hazem Sabbagh
Army units recover control over areas lost due to US attack on areas in Deir Ezzor
17 September، 2016
Deir Ezzor/Aleppo, SANA
Army and Armed Forces units managed to recover control over all the areas it had lost control over earlier due to American aircraft attack on army positions in the surroundings of Deir Ezzor Airport.
SANA reporter said that following a quick and precise operation in which they targeted ISIS terrorists with heavy fire, army units managed to recover control over all areas that it had lost control over due to the American attack which allowed ISIS to seize them, including al-Tharda Mountain which is a strategic position overlooking Deir Ezzor Airport, a vital lifeline for providing supplies to Deir Ezzor city and army units in the area.
4 American jet fighters, 2 F-16 jets and 2 A-10 jets, had entered the Syrian airspace and attacked army positions in al-Tharda Mountain in Deir Ezzor’s southeastern countryside, claiming a number of lives and injuring others, which allowed ISIS terrorists to seize the mountain.
Army units destroy 4 vehicles for ISIS in Aleppo’s eastern countryside
Army and Armed Forces units thwarted on Saturday an attack by ISIS terrorists in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy in Aleppo’s eastern countryside.
A military source told SANA that army units clashed with terrorist groups from ISIS in the surroundings of the Air Force Academy 40 km northeast of Aleppo city on the highway to Raqqa, which resulted in killing many terrorists and destroying 4 cars equipped with machineguns.