Damascus has a recording of conversations between the American military and Islamic State terrorists ahead of the US-led coalition airstrike that hit Syrian troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People's Council of Syria said, according to the Russian news outlet RT.
“The Syrian Army intercepted the communications between the Americans and Daesh [Arabic pejorative for Islamic State] ahead of the attack on Deir ez-Zor," Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said, as cited by Sputnik Arabic.
According to the People's Council speaker, the Syrian authorities have evidence that the US-led coalition’s airstrike was a deliberate act.
Abbas promised that details of the recording will be released by Damascus.
Syrian troops encircled by Islamic State militants near the town of Deir ez-Zor were bombed by US-led coalition warplanes on September 17.
Sixty-two soldiers were killed and over 100 injured in the airstrike, which was immediately followed by an offensive by jihadists on the positions of government forces.
The bombing was stopped only after the Russian military contacted the US side several times, saying that they were attacking the wrong targets.
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