The US-led coalition accidentally struck the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Tabqa on April 11, killing 18 moderate Syrian rebels fighting against ISIS.
The US Central Command said in a press release…
“The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS [Daesh] fighting position.”
“The target location was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces fighting position.”
Today we also got news that a US coalition air strike may have hit an ISIS chemical weapons depot in Deir ez-Zor, killing ‘hundreds’.
The Russian Defense Ministry said it has sent drones to the site of the alleged chemical leak to investigate.
Via Sputnik news agency…
The Russian military said that it has no information confirming the reports of death as a result of the US-led coalition’s strike.
“The Russian Defense Ministry does not possess information confirming reports of deaths and the type of the destriction as a result of the US-led coalition’s bombing near Deir ez-Zor.”
“Unmanned aerial vehicles have been sent to the area to monuitor the situation,” the ministry added.
The US-led coalition has denied that its strike hit a terrorist warehouse storing chemical weapons.