Shaaban: US Aggression on Syrian Army Positions in Deir Ezzor was Pre-planned

18 September، 2016
Damascus, SANA

Presidential Political and Media Advisor Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban said that the aggression of the US warplanes on the Syrian Arab Army positions in Deir Ezzor was preplanned.

In an interview given to RT, Shaaban described the allegations of the US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power that the attack was “an error” is untrue, noting that the US aircrafts did not bomb ISIS terrorists after they had control over the position and this does not refer to an error by the US aircrafts.

She added that the US-led coalition has not been targeting the ISIS positions before the arrival of the Russian aircrafts.

In the same context, Shaaban told AFP via telephone that all the scenes and facts on the ground do not refer to an error or a coincidence, but they show that everything was preplanned.

“Since the beginning of the US intervention, we said that it was not against ISIS and the Proof is that ISIS has expanded all that period,” Shaaban said.

General Command of the Army and armed forces announced that the US-led coalition attacked on Saturday a position for the Syrian Arab Army in Thardah Mountain in Deir Ezzor, causing casualties and losses in the ranks of the army.

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Published on Sep 18, 2016

US-led coalition jets have bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and “paving the way” for Islamic State militants, the Syrian Army General Command told the state television. RT gets exclusive reaction from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s political and media adviser Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban.