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Two Pindo Fighter Jets Mistakenly Struck Kurdish Unit in Syria
SputnikNews, Oct 16 2018

A military-diplomatic source told Sputnik News:

Because of the unprofessional actions of the USAF in regard to a Kurdish unit advancing on terrorists from Daesh, a bombing attack was carried out today by two F-15 fighters from the coalition forces. As a result, 6 Kurdish militias were killed and 15 more were seriously injured. Kurdish militia units with support of coalition forces have been carrying out an unsuccessful offensive on Daesh stronghold in Hajin area in Syria’s Der ez-Zor province for over six months. The imitation of the fight against terrorists in this region of Syria has been going on for more than six months and has been used by Faschingstein to justify its illegal presence in this country. Pindo policy in Syria does not resolve problems but creates new ones for the whole region. The lack of coordination of actions between CENTCOM and the SDF units had not only led to the disruption of another attempt to attack Daesh positions, but also to massive desertion of Kurds militias from the occupied area. All these facts testify to the failure of Pindo policy in Syria, which, like in neighboring Iraq, does not resolve the problems, but instead creates new ones for the whole region.

The coalition has been operating in Syria against Daesh since 2014 without approval for its operations by either the UN or the Syrian government. This is not the first time the coalition is in hot water over its operations in Syria. Earlier this month, SANA reported that the coalition had carried out an airstrike on the city of Hajin, using internationally prohibited white phosphorus munitions. A Pentagon spox responded to the reports by saying that all weapons systems used by the coalition in Syria comply with the Law of Armed Conflict. However, CENTCOM spox told Sputnik that the coalition had used white phosphorus in Raqqa, but only to screen and mark targets.

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