RAF bombs Syrian Army camp. Kills 3. Wounds 13. Michael Fallon says ‘War is a messy business. Be prepared for setbacks.’

By Simon Tomlinson

The Syrian government said on Monday four warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition had targeted a Syrian army camp in Deir Ezzor province on Sunday, killing three soldiers and wounding 13 more, calling the incident an act of aggression.

The jets fired nine missiles at the camp on Sunday evening, Syria’s foreign ministry said in a statement flashed on state television.

It is the first publicly declared incident of its type since the United States and allied countries began bombing Islamic State in Syria more than a year ago.

The Syrian government said four warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition had targeted a Syrian army camp in Deir Ezzor province on Sunday, killing three soldiers and wounding 13 more (air strike not pictured)

‘The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns this flagrant aggression by the US-led coalition forces, which blatantly violates the objectives of the UN charter,’ the foreign ministry said in a letter to the UN Security Council and secretary general.

‘The Syrian foreign ministry demands the UN Security Council act immediately in the face of this aggression and take appropriate measures to prevent its recurrence,’ the letter added.

It said three Syrian soldiers had been killed and 13 wounded in strikes by four coalition planes on an army camp in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.

However, the US-led coalition has denied the claims.

‘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) southeast of the area where the troops were allegedly killed, near the town of Ayyash.

‘We struck 55km away from the area that the Syrians say was struck. That was the only area in Deir Ezzor we struck yesterday,’ he said.

‘There were no human beings in the area that we struck yesterday, all we struck was a wellhead,’ he added.

Fury: The Syrian government has regularly criticised the US-led strikes as ineffective and illegal because they are not coordinated with regime forces. President Bashar Al Assad (above) also condemned British airstrikes against ISIS in his country as 'harmful and illegal' in an interview published on Sunday

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor earlier said four Syrian soldiers had been killed and 13 injured.

The monitor said the strikes had hit a camp in the west of Deir Ezzor, around one mile from an area controlled by the Islamic State.

The Observatory said it was the first time a US-led coalition strike had killed Syrian government troops.

Much of Deir Ezzor province is under the control of ISIS, which is regularly targeted there by the US-led coalition, but the regime remains present in small areas, including in the provincial capital.

The coalition has been carrying out strikes against ISIS since September 2014 and does not coordinate with the government in Damascus.

'War is a messy business': Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (pictured speaking to RAF personnel in front of a Typhoon at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus) urged the public to be prepared for 'setbacks' in the campaign against ISIS

The Syrian government has regularly criticised the US-led strikes as ineffective and illegal because they are not coordinated with regime forces.

‘The US coalition lacks the seriousness and credibility to effectively combat terrorism,’ the ministry said.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has also condemned British airstrikes against ISIS in his country as ‘harmful and illegal’.

As the UK vows to round-the-clock step up missions against the terror group, President Assad said it would ‘support terrorism’ as he mocked David Cameron’s ‘classical farce’ of claiming there were 70,000 moderate fighters in Syria ready to take on ISIS.

The row came as Defence Secretary Michael Fallon urged the public to be prepared for ‘setbacks’ in the long campaign against ISIS, warning: ‘War is a messy business.’

TAP – War will certainly be a messy business when Michael Fallon’s running it.

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4 Responses to “RAF bombs Syrian Army camp. Kills 3. Wounds 13. Michael Fallon says ‘War is a messy business. Be prepared for setbacks.’”

  1. Lynn says:

    They were told to make it look like an accident…by the way where are the 70 k moderates Dave…they are all in your head mate. Assad has said on record the only feet on the ground are the terrorists the West are funding. Radicalised by the training camps set up up with taxpayers money.

  2. sovereigntea says:

    Exclusive: Cameron Orders Attack on Syrian Army, Retaliation for Assad Statements

    Veterans Today has just learned that today’s air attack on the Syrian Army base near Der Ezzor, was ordered by British Prime Minister Cameron in retaliation for criticism of British efforts by Syrian President Assad in an interview published in the London Times Yesterday.

    The US has denied all knowledge of the attack though American AWAC aircraft supervise and plan all “coalition” air strikes.

    The full text of the interview that Cameron told his defense officials was an “act of war on Britain.” Reports from sources in the MOD in Britain say that the attack was planned to look like a “medium friendly fire” accident with orders “make it look like an accident but don’t try too hard, Syria can’t do anything about it anyway.”

    If only we were making this up.

  3. Lynn says:

    Sick and deranged. Name calling a cissy and they turn bloody nasty. Cameron has been itching for this since 2013 when he got shouted down by us. He is a sick perverted bully….Not fit to hold office. He and Blair should be strung up high.

    • Aldous says:

      Russia knows where the Cameron reptilian creature lives and breathes and even its every bathroom visit – it’s not that difficult.
      Those living within 5 miles of this Satanic Paedophile Horror Show should pack their bags as in…

      “Pack your bags missus we’ve won the lottery.

      Missus: But where are we going?

      Aldous: Just pack your bags and F*** Off!

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