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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:42 A.M.) – Some one hundred or more troops of the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary forces have been killed as a result of retaliatory airstrikes carried out by US-led coalition warplanes in the country’s east according to media sources claiming to cite  American military officials.

US military officials speaking to Reuters have stated that ‘defensive’ retaliation strikes carried out by US-led coalition airpower has killed 100 Syrian pro-government troops in the province of Deir Ezzor.

The US military is claiming that so-called anti-ISIS coalition forces repelled a threatening Syrian Army-led attack consisting of five hundred troops – backed by artillery and tanks – during the night of Wednesday to Thursday against positions of Arab and Kurdish partner militias at oilfields near the town of Khasham on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River.

Apparently no American troops were killed in the engagement.

At the present time, the Syrian Army is yet to release a statement on the engagement.

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21 Comments on "Breaking: 100+ Syrian troops killed by US ‘defensive’ airstrikes in Deir Ezzor – Reports"

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US are the terrorists. I think everyone has worked that out by now.

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May God act powerfully on Syria’s behalf and do WHATEVER is necessary to get the U.S. military personnel and all planes and equipment out of Syria.

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There is no God. God is just a scam to steal money from idiots fearing death.

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Killing 100 the US have to show evidence of serious casualties of their own to legitimize any military act. There is no such thing as a “defensive” preemptive strike against an imminent attack or a retaliatory air strike against a force of a country that is not at war with the US. This is an act of pure aggression, a breach of Syrian sovereignty and international law. p.s. Even if the US allied forces have been shelled by design or accident. They are on Syrian soil. And in the presence of IS in the vicinity the US have to prove… Read more »
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Exactly.
Thus, as Syria has about 50 Pantsir S1, it’s STUPID not to deploy these as this system is great to intercept air to ground missiles and aerial bombs, even mortar shells while it can also take out aircraft and well, the dual 30mm gun has even highest rate of fire than an A-10 gun, it can also be used against ground targets with greater effect than a Shilka or Zu-23-2…

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Yes. The guns of the are comparable to those of the Cheetah/Gepard. Dedicated air defense.
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That is probably the best caliber for air and ground. It can kill most armored personnel carriers. It is available for heavy armored troop carriers. Dual role for air and ground. Single or dual.

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Terrifying. We’re one step closer to WWIII.

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Nope, it’s just like a dog marking its territory by urinating all around…

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Yes – but there are two big dogs straying. It can mean more than just barking and pissing.

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Both of You are right.

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I think so too. Russia will not directly hit US troops but their allies. To drive their point home.

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So, another Yugoslavia? Why did the Syrian Army attack US-controlled areas without any air cover? Suicidal tendencies? America is a killing machine.This is a Hitler-style country, you can’t count on their gentleness.

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This is no news. They were using Fascist tactics and committing crimes just like the NAZIS near the end and after WW II as soon as they were sure the Axis could not retaliate any more. Compare for example Rheinwiesenlager.

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Let’s keep calm. There are other areas of Syria more important – like the Damascus surroundings – so Syria shouldn’t waste efforts, people and hardware fighting the US coalition at this stage. The day will come when that can and should be done. But not now.

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That is just the point. Avoid a two front war.

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The US payback for Afrin. They see the Kurd card going into the toilet and need a new plan. They are really getting desperate…Hyping the CW accusations, Su25 shot down, now this. They are trying to see what it takes for Putin to make a mistake. They’re bent on getting something started…maybe cause friction between Syria and Russia? or maybe this is their way of ramping up the situation for an incident.

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This is a war crime as the Government of Syria never invited the Americans in. They are trying to break up the country for geopolitical reasons (as the Gulf States and NATO did in Libya), plain and simple

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How can one be sure, these ‘attackers’ were SAA and not daeshbag in Syrian uniform? Strange, the official Syrian reply is so late.

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i think russia is not strong as we think they are, what is going on russia can not protect syria troops

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Russia spends less on war. So … the US are much stronger than any other nation.