Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria: SDF

Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria: SDFBy Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting with the U.S.-led coalition, said the strikes wounded six of its fighters. Washington and Moscow support separate offensives in the Syrian conflict – with both sides advancing against Islamic State militants in the eastern region that borders Iraq.



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