The head of Central command, the U.S. air force, Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigan in the briefing (video publishes Ruptly) told details about the impact of the us-led coalition of Syrian. According to him, the US and allies acted in self-defense and warned the Russian side about the possible steps.
In a speech Harrigan called strike victims representatives “hostile (Syrian democratic forces, which have military support to the US – approx.ed.) of the group”, without specifying who was included in its composition.
According to the General, 7 Feb began a sudden attack using armored vehicles and artillery across the Euphrates to the position of SDS. Then coalition “immediately contacted the Russian officials” and reported the attack on the positions of SDS and the coalition, the General said. Only after this, according to him, was given the order to strike.
Harrigan also said that last week, the coalition observed “capacity-staff and equipment” in positions of “hostile groups” and at the same time, the United States reminded Russia that in this area there are forces of SDS and the coalition.
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