Russian General killed in Syria fighting

Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es Zor province Syria

Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es Zor province Syria

RUSSIA'S Defence Ministry revealed tonight that one its top generals has been killed by mortar shelling in Syria.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), dominated by terrorist PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) Monday accused Russian Federation of killing one of its fighters and wounding others in strikes on a gas facility it captured two days earlier in eastern Syria.

Spokesman Mustafa Bali said the attack on Monday "by land and air" had wounded SDF fighters.

Islamic State militants had planted explosive devices at the plant, hoping to cause a maximum damage, before the SDF took control over the facility on Saturday, Omar Abu Leila, who heads Deir Ezzour24, told The Journal.

The SDF said it had lost several fighters in the Russian shelling.

"Despite that the US strongholds being located in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been organized at them".

Meanwhile, the group condemned the attack as "treacherous", saying its attack against IS in Deir al-Zour was coordinated with the USA -led coalition.

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"The Russian and regime forces have carried out an unfortunate attack on our forces at Koniko gas company, Ezba station and Nesic Factory", an SDF statement read. The Conoco gas plant can produce almost 50 million cubic feet of gas per day. The Russians have insinuated that the United States might even be coordinating with the Islamic State to slow the advance of the Syrian army.

A communiqué of the Ministry affirms that the members of the so-called Democratic Army of Syria (EDS), considered by the West as moderate opposition and supported by the Pentagon, moves freely between the positions of the ISIS, and the Euphrates river. Though there is no evidence of assault, struggle or any US -led coalition airstrikes to drive out the militants.

A statement issued later by the militia said one fighter had been killed and six wounded in the bombing.

The next main target will be al-Omar oil field - Syria's largest - that is on the east bank of the Euphrates.

Elsewhere in Syria, Russian and government warplanes stepped up their airstrikes against rebels as well as al-Qaida-linked insurgents in different areas, straining a patchwork of cease-fires and "de-escalation" agreements that brought relative calm in recent weeks.

US-backed Syrian fighters seized a second district of Raqa and launched a renewed assault on a base north of the city, as they pursued an offensive against the Islamic State group.

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