Russia attacks “ Rebels” in Syria as it accuses the USA
“The Russian Aerospace Forces carried out air strikes in the province of Idlib on targets of illegal armed groups involved in shelling the positions of Syrian government troops,” mentioned Russian Rear Admiral Vadim Kulit, according to Interfax.
As Interfax reported, Russian forces killed 34 fighters. They injured more than 60 after air strikes on targets in Syria’s Idlib province. While, citing the deputy head of the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.
“In retaliation to Rebels attacks”
In 24 hours, seven attacks were made against positions of Syrian government troops, sais, Russian Rear Admiral Vadim Kuli. According to the Syrian army, rebels who are Islamist jihadists have attacked government-held areas in Idlib and Aleppo. The government denies indiscriminate shelling of rebel-controlled civilian areas. Hence , these Russian attacks were in retaliation to the rebel’s attacks.
This move by Russia came after the U.S. military conducted airstrikes on two targets in eastern Syria. It was the third time in more than two weeks that the United States has responded to militant attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq and Syria.
“U.S. military forces conducted precision strikes today on facilities in eastern Syria used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iran-affiliated groups in response to continued attacks against U.S. personnel in Iraq and Syria. The strikes were conducted against a training facility and a safe house near the cities of Abu Kamal and Mayadin, respectively.” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in a statement.
Officials of the opposition say Damascus and Moscow are exploiting the world’s concern over Gaza to intensify their bombardment of a region where more than three million people refuse to live under Bashar al-Assad’s authoritarian rule, Reuters reports.
While the United States has bombed Iranian-backed groups in Syria, Russian air strikes have targeted Syrian rebels, with the Russian military criticizing Washington’s lack of coordination.