After the United States admitted that it had ‘unintentionally’ bombed a Syrian troop in an airstrike, the Australian government, meanwhile, has expressed regret in participating in the US-led coalition attack.
Immediately after the news broke out about the airstrike raid in the Syrian province of Deir al-Zour that killed at least 62 Syrian troops and wounded more than 100 others, the U.S had issued a statement owning responsibility for the unfortunate event, saying it unintentional, the New York Times reported.
In the statement, the U.S said the coalition forces would not do such a thing to carry out an attack targeting an ally. But the same statement has been received with much doubt, especially since U.S President Barack Obama has threatened to attack Syria over its alleged continued nuclear power program.
The recent incident has also fueled accusations hurled against the U.S that it supports terrorist group ISIS or locally referred to as Daesh by bombing the troops of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The following day after the U.S confirmed it unintentionally bomb Syrian forces, the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had issued a statement expressing his government’s regret in joining the coalition attack that went the wrong way, the ABC News reported.
In the wake of the unfortunate incident, Turnbull clarified that his government’s rule of engagement in the same airstrike was supposed to target the Islamic State that has been launching campaigns to overthrow al-Assad’s regime.
Meanwhile, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, a senior Iranian official, in a report from Press TV, said that the recent incident has only confirmed the U.S’ true intention in Syria.
“We strongly denounce the US measures, and do not believe that it was a military mistake,” Amir-Abdollahian was quoted as saying by Press TV.