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Russian jets accidentally bombed US-backed forces in Syria

Russian Jets On Wednesday Accidentally Bombed US-backed Forces In Syria, A Top US General Said Wednesday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ashish Ranjan | Updated on: 01 Mar 2017, 11:56:19 PM
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New Delhi:

Russian jets on Wednesday accidentally bombed US-backed forces in Syria, a top US general said Wednesday. The Russian warplanes struck several small villages in northern Syria when they mistakenly thought Islamic State forces were in the area.

"we had some Russian aircraft and regime aircraft bomb some villages that I believe they thought were held by ISIS, yet ... actually on the ground were some of our Syrian Arab Coalition forces," said Army Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend.

The US General also informed that US soldiers were just five kilometers away from the spot and the bombing stopped when US soldiers informed Russians on special hotline.               

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First Published : 01 Mar 2017, 11:28:00 PM