Russian Federation denies striking US-backed Syrian force

Ryabkov said that USA claims of being in Syria principally to battle the jihadist group were not equal to its actions on the ground, in what he called a "two-faced" Syria policy.

Russian military command has released photos that reveal the presence of special USA command vehicles in areas controlled by the terrorist group, Islamic State (IS) or locally known as Daesh, in the Syrian city of Deir-Ezzor.

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by USA -led coalition airstrikes, are.

US-backed Syrian militias said Russian warplanes struck their positions in Deir Ezzor province on Monday, generating further friction between two rival campaigns against ISIL.

The ministry said Assapov would be posthumously decorated for his service.

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It "seems like the United States forces and their allies, the SDF, notwithstanding ISIS, are allowed to do what they do without confrontation", Alam said, referring to reports that the SDF units are advancing toward Deir ez-Zor instead of pushing for Raqqa.

"Special Forces" operating alongside ISIS fighters in the area near Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria.

Cmdr. Ahmed Abu Khawla told Reuters that the Conoco gas field was the first of its kind taken by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, since it began an offensive earlier this month to capture the eastern province.

US Special Operations Forces units enable US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces units to smoothly advance through the ISIS formations.

USA special forces are also thought to operate in the area.

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He was serving as an advisor to Syrian government troops "in the operation for the liberation of the city of Deir el-Zour", reports said.

The Conoco field is named for the American company that discovered the gas reserves and built a processing plant there.

Meanwhile, Syrian media reported that government and allied troops have seized Maadan, a town north of Deir el-Zor and south of Raqqa, which has been scene to intense fighting with Islamic State militants. It says two people were wounded Sunday.

A spokesman for the US-led coalition, Colonel Ryan Dillon, said rounds had hit in the area around the SDF but he could not confirm they were fired by Russian Federation.

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