Russia strike wounds US-backed Syria forces, coalition says

Russia strike wounds US-backed Syria forces, coalition saysThe US-led coalition said Saturday that Russian forces had bombed American-backed fighters battling the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, wounding several, despite denials from Moscow. The unprecedented strike was initially reported by the Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters supported by Washington. The SDF accused Russian warplanes of bombing its fighters for the first time in the complex war, though Russia’s military spokesman denied targeting the group.



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