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Monday, December 7

US coalition missiles strike Syrian Army barracks, at least 3 dead, 13 injured UPDATED 4X


This Dec 7 report from Syria's official news agency, SANA, provides confirmed inforomation on exactly what was targeted in the strikes. No timestamp on the report. 

Damascus - SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said that four U.S.- led coalition warplanes targeted with 9 rockets one of the Syrian army’s posts in Deir Ezzor province, claiming the lives of 3 soldiers and injuring 13 others in addition to destroying three armored vehicles, four military vehicles, 23 mm machinegun, 14.5 machinegun and a depot of arms and ammunition.

In two identical letters addressed to the UN Secretary General and Chairman of the UN Security Council on Monday, the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry stressed that the Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns this heinous aggression by the coalition and affirms that it contradicts with the goals and wills of the UN Charter.

Syria called on the Security Council to immediately take the urgent measures to prevent such aggressions from occurring again, adding that the aggression on the military post hinders the efforts aiming to fight terrorism and reiterates that the U.S.- led coalition lacks seriousness and credibility in the fight against terrorism.

Reem/ M. Nassr



AFP report:
7 December 2015 - 10H45
US-led coalition denies its strikes hit Syria army base


The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group denied Monday its planes carried out air strikes that killed at least three Syrian regime troops a day earlier.

"We've seen those Syrian reports but we did not conduct any strikes in that part of Deir Ezzor yesterday. So we see no evidence," said Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the coalition.

He said the coalition's only strikes in Deir Ezzor on Sunday were some 55 kilometres (34 miles) away from the area where the troops were allegedly killed.



Another Sputnik report, citing unnamed sources, says that 4 Syrian troops were killed, and "two tanks and an ammunition depot in Deir ez-Zor that belonged to the Syrian army were also destroyed in the airstrike. Syrian military has so far refused to confirm or deny this information."

The RT report below, which cites confirmed information, only mentions that some military vehicles were destroyed in addition to the casualties.

This breaking news is going to be updated all day.
  And no, the country in the coalition that shot the missiles hasn't been named yet.

I don't like jumping to conclusions but this first-time incident happened how many hours after the British started their bombing campaign in Syria?



Syria Sends Protest to UN Over US-Led Coalition Strike on Army Facilities
12:12 07.12.2015 (updated 12:16)

The Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent an official protest to the UN Security Council of the US-led coalition’s airstrikes on Syrian Army facilities.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry has sent an official protest to the UN Security Council over the US-led coalition’s airstrikes on Syrian Army facilities in Deir ez-Zor, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported Monday.

“Syria strongly condemns the act of aggression by the US-led coalition that contradicts the UN Charter on goals and principles. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sent letters to the UN Secretary General and the UN Security Council,” the agency quoted the ministry as saying.

US-led airstrikes on a Syrian Army barracks show the international coalition is not serious in its fight against terrorism, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said.

“The aggression against a Syrian Army barracks as a barrier to forces deployed for the fight against terrorism once again shows that the US coalition is not serious and insincere in the fight against terrorism,” the ministry said.

According to the Syrian Foreign Ministry, four coalition aircraft launched nine missiles at Syrian Army facilities on Sunday evening, killing at least three and injuring another 13.

The early unconfirmed report was that a Syrian Army weapons depot was also struck. The confirmed report says only that an unspecified number of military vehicles were destroyed.

Friendly fire incidents happen but that wasn't the case because the U.S. coalition refuses to coordinate with the Syrian Army. 

I really don't know what to do with my government; I don't think any American who's paying attention knows at this point. 

Western coalition strikes Syrian army camp, 3 dead, 13 injured
Published time: 7 Dec, 2015 06:50
Edited time: 7 Dec, 2015 09:02


US-led coalition warplanes have inflicted a missile strike on a camp of Syrian regular troops in the Dier al Zor province, killing three soldiers. Damascus has slammed the incident as an “act of aggression.” 


The Syrian government has confirmed that there are three casualties and 13 personnel injured, as well as a number of military vehicles destroyed. The coalition jets fired nine missiles at an army camp in the Dier al Zor province, which remains mostly under the control of Islamic State. The incident is the first of its kind since the coalition started to bomb Syrian territory more than a year ago.

The Dier al Zor province is eastern Syria, and is largely controlled by Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL). The region is of extreme strategic importance to the terrorist group, as it contains a number of oilfields, which are a major source of revenue for ISIS.


The US-led coalition’s airstrikes in Syria are in fact illegal, as it has never received permission from Syrian President Bashar Assad to enter the country’s airspace. In response to the UK’s decision to join the bombing campaign in Syria, President Assad reiterated in an interview with the Sunday Times that the presence of Britain in Syria is unlawful as neither Damascus nor the United Nations have given London the green light to bomb Syrian territory.

“It will be harmful and illegal and it will support terrorism, as happened after the coalition started its operation a year or so [ago], because this is like a cancer,” Assad said.


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