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UK Confirms It Took Part in Airstrike in Deir ez-Zor When Syrian Army Was Bombed

© AP Photo / Donato FasanoBritish Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jet fighter
British Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon jet fighter - Sputnik International
The British Defence Ministry confirmed on Monday that the UK participated in the US-led coalition's airstrike in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, when the country's army was bombed.

London said it "would not intentionally target Syrian military units".

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​The airstrikes by the coalition planes near the Deir ez-Zor airport were first reported by the Syrian army on Saturday. Later in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry confirmed the attacks, saying they killed 62 servicemen and injured 100 more. The US Central Command said that the Syrian forces were mistaken for Daesh terrorists.

Australia and Denmark have also confirmed their air forces' participation in the airstrikes in Deir ez-Zor.

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