US-backed SDF say attacked by Russian jets in east Syria

September 25, 2017 13:33
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BEIRUT - US-backed Syrian militias said Russian jets and Syrian government forces struck their positions in Deir al-Zor province on Monday, killing and injuring a number of fighters.

There was no immediate comment from Moscow or Damascus.

The Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, said they came under attack near a major gas field they had seized from Islamic State in recent days.

"We will not stand by with our arms crossed and we will use our legitimate right to self-defence," said the statement by the SDF, which fights alongside the US-led coalition.

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