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    Russian, Syrian warplanes bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria: U.S.

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    Post by Rocky Thu 02 Mar 2017, 3:57 am

    Russian, Syrian warplanes bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria: U.S.
    Posted on March 2, 2017 by Editorial Staff in Kurdistan
    Russian, Syrian warplanes bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria: U.S. Russia-begins-massive-air-force-exercise-photo-Ria-Novosti
    Russia fighter jets. Photo: Ria Novosti/rt.com

    [size=11]Russia denies conducting air strikes against US-backed forces[/size]
    BAGHDAD,— Russian and Syrian aircraft bombed positions held by the U.S.-backed Syrian Arab Coalition SAC near the Syrian town of al Bab, inflicting casualties, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said on Wednesday, but Moscow denied that had happened.
    “Yesterday, we had some Russian aircraft and (Syrian) regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet they were actually – on the ground – were some of our Syrian Arab coalition forces,” Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend told a Pentagon news briefing, using an acronym for the Islamic State militant group.

    The casualties were among the Syrian Arab fighters, the US general said, in reference to the Arab components of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
    The SAC forms part of a broader alliance called the SDF comprising Kurdish and other groups that the United States has been training and advising to lead the anti-IS fight.
    The SDF alliance is dominated by the powerful Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and has of about 30,000 Kurdish fighters and about 5,000 Arab fighters.
    The Russian defense ministry denied conducting air strikes but confirmed communication through the hotline.
    “During these talks, the US Air Force representative expressed concern that Syrian and Russian airplanes could inflict an unintentioned strike on US-controlled armed groups while carrying out combat missions against (IS) south of Manbij,” the Russian ministry said in a statement.
    “This information was taken into account by the Russian command. Not one strike was carried out by Syrian or Russian aviation on the districts pointed out by the American side.”?
    The U.S. military provided Russia with exact coordinates of Syrian opposition forces it supports and Russia took that information into account, RIA cited the Russian defense ministry as saying.
    “Not one strike was launched by Russian or Syrian aviation on the areas given by the American side,” the Russian defense ministry said, according to RIA.
    The villages where the Tuesday strikes took place were close to al Bab and about 15 or 20 km (10 to 12 miles) from Manbij city, Townsend said.
    U.S. forces in the area, four or five km (2-1/2 to three miles) away, observed the strikes and the U.S. military called their Russian counterparts through an emergency line, after which the bombing stopped, Townsend said.
    “Some quick calls were made through our deconfliction channels and the Russians acknowledged and stopped bombing there,” he added.
    The United States and Russia have a channel for avoiding each other in the crowded airspace over Syria. In 2015, they agreed to create a ground communication link and outline steps their pilots could take to avoid an inadvertent clash.
    Some U.S. military commanders have advocated creating an additional channel involving more senior officers given the close proximity of fighting in Syria.
    U.S regards the Kurdish PYD and its powerful military wing YPG of Syrian Kurdistan as key ally against Islamic State and the most effective fighting force against IS in Syria and has provided them with arms, air support as well as the military advisers. The Kurdish militia has seized swathes of Syria from IS.
    Syrian Kurdistan’s ruling PYD has established three autonomous zones, or Cantons of Jazeera, Kobani and Afrin and a Kurdish government across Syrian Kurdistan in 2013. On March 17, 2016 Syria’s Kurds declared a federal region in Syrian Kurdistan.

    http://ekurd.net/russian-syrian-us-backed-2017-03-02

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