“The cause of the incident were not consistent with the command of the Russian operational group in the settlement of Salhiah reconnaissance and search actions of the Syrian rebels”, – the document says.
According to the Russian defense Ministry, the Syrian militia in the area of the former refinery El ISBA conducted an operation against a sleeper cell of ISIS (banned in Russia), when they were attacked by U.S. aircraft.
As a result of the fire injured 25 Syrian militias, noted in the document.
The Russian command on the base Hamim through established channels held after the incident, the negotiations with the representatives of the headquarters of the coalition headed by the USA. The U.S. side said that the refinery is under the control of the Syrian democratic forces and U.S. troops.