DAESH MILITANTS KILL 40 U.S.-BACKED FIGHTERS IN EASTERN SYRIA
DAMASCUS, – At least 40 fighters of the U.S-backed New Syrian Army (NSyA) were killed on Wednesday, by the Daesh terror group, Daesh-related media outlets reported.
Daesh official news agency, Amaq, said, it had killed 40 of the NSyA fighters and captured 15 others, after trying to storm Daesh areas, in the countryside of the Bukamal city in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al-Zour.
Earlier in the day, pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV and activist groups said, U.S coalition’s aircraft parachuted fighters of the NSyA on Daesh-held territory near Bukamal.
It was the first airdrop of U.S-backed Syrian rebels near Bukamal.
The NSyA posted photos online, purporting to show its fighters in control of a desert area, in the countryside of Bukamal.
The Daesh Amaq news agency said, the Daesh fighters battled the NSyA in the Hamdan airbase, west of Bukamal, adding that, huge losses were inflicted upon the U.S-backed rebels, who, the Daesh said, came from “U.S. training camps in Jordan, under the air cover of the U.S-led coalition.”
Daesh said, it had further captured weaponry and armoured vehicles from the NSyA.
The New Syrian Army is a group of Syrian army defectors, founded in Nov, 2015.
The Western-backed rebel group says, it seeks to expel Daesh from eastern Syria, mainly in Deir al-Zour, an oil-rich province, close to the Iraqi borders.
It claims that it had received training and advanced weaponry from the CIA.
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