Coalition forces may have conducted air strike on Syrian military position: Pentagon

Syrians run for cover during reported government air strikes in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital DamascusThe US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria may have hit Syrian military positions inside the country on Saturday after Russia accused it of killing at least 62 Syrian troops, the Pentagon said. “Coalition forces believed they were striking a Daesh fighting position,” it said in a statement, using an alternate term for the IS group. Syria’s armed forces said coalition aircraft hit a Syrian military position near the Deir Ezzor airport in the country’s east on Saturday.

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