Reports came to light saying Damascus had acquired a recording of correspondences between the American military and ISIS terrorists.
The conversations, according to the speaker of the People’s Council of Syria, took place before the U.S.-led coalition airstrike that attacked Syrian troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17.
“The Syrian Army intercepted the communications between the Americans and Daesh [Arabic pejorative for Islamic State/IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] ahead of the attack on Deir ez-Zor,” Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said as per Sputnik Arabic.
According to RT, the People’s Council speaker said that the Syrian officials gathered evidence that proves the U.S.-led coalition’s airstrike was a premeditated act. The speaker promised that the details of the recording will be publicly disclosed by Damascus.
The U.S. coalition’s bombing of the Syrian troops, as noted by Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, was not a mistake. Muallem said at the UN General Assembly that America and its allies were all accomplices to crimes committed by Islamic State and other terrorists.
“The Syrian government puts all the responsibility for aggression on the US, as the facts show, that it was a deliberate attack, but not a mistake – even if America says the opposite,” Muallem said.
“This vile aggression proves that the US and its allies are accomplices of Islamic State and other terror groups.”
The Syrian foreign minister also stressed that anti-terror efforts on Syrian soil could only be carried out successfully if acted in accordance with the country’s authorities, reported RT.
It was on September 17 when ISIS militants encircled Syrian troops near the town of Deir ez-Zor. During such moments the U.S.-led coalition bombed them.
Almost sixty-two soldiers were dead due to the bombing, and more than 100 were injured in the airstrike. The airstrike was immediately pursued by an offensive, which was launched by jihadists on the positions of government forces.
According to CNN, after the airstrike, the U.S. military stated that it was focusing on the Islamic State militants. It also said that if it had hit Syrian troops, it was merely an accident. Russia stated that the airstrike was clear evidence that Washington and its allies were sympathetic to ISIS.