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U.S. Denies Air Strikes On Syrian Government Base


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government on December 7 accused a U.S.-led coalition of launching air strikes on a Syrian Army camp that killed three soldiers and wounded 13.

But Brett McGurk, President Barack Obama's envoy to the coalition that is fighting Islamic State militants, said there were no coalition air strikes anywhere within 55 kilometers of the camp.

A coalition spokesman, Colonel Steve Warren, also denied coalition planes attacked at Deir el-Zour.

Assad’s government on December 7 sent a protest letter to the United Nations, alleging four aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition targeted the army camp in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour late on December 6.

It said the attack also destroyed armored vehicles, heavy weapons, and an ammunition depot.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported air strikes there.

Based on reportingby AP, Reuters, and AFP