Russian airstrike in Syria hits partner force in US-led coalition

By Elizabeth McLaughlin|

A Russian soldier guards the area at a city market in Deir el-Zor, Syria, Sept. 15, 2017.

A Russian airstrike in Syria wounded several fighters in a U.S.-backed coalition’s partner force fighting ISIS, the Pentagon said.

The strike Saturday east of the Euphrates River near Dayr Az Zawr hit “a location known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and coalition advisers,” the U.S.-led coalition said in a press release.

Several fighters in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were wounded and required medical care.

The spokesman for the coalition tweeted a photo of medics treating a wounded SDF soldier.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.