DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 7 (UPI) — The United States is refuting allegations the coalition it is leading in the fight against the Islamic State conducted an airstrike against the Syrian military.
State-run SANA reported four U.S.-led coalition warplanes used nine rockets against one outpost of the Syrian army in the Deir Ezzour province on Sunday. The Syrian news agency said the attack killed three soldiers and injured 13.
SANA also wrote the strikes destroyed three armored vehicles, four military vehicles, two machine guns and a depot of arms and ammunition.
The United States has led a coalition since last year that has conducted airstrikes against the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, ISIS or ISIL.
Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Brett McGurk said the report was “false,” adding there have been no coalition airstrikes within 34 miles of the outpost.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Syrian regime under President Bashar al-Assad conducted airstrikes in areas of the al-Aridi district of the city of Deir Ezzour, killing some civilians and wounding others. The group also said Russian planes struck neighborhoods controlled by the Islamic State, damaging property.