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US-Led Coalition Investigating Incident of F-15 Strike on Allied Kurdish Unit

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US McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle twin-engine and all-weather tactical fighter - Sputnik International
The incident involving a US Air Force jet occurred on Thursday when an F-15 conducted an airstrike on Kurdish formations fighting Daesh* terrorists in Syria, killing 6 Kurdish soldiers and wounding 15 more.

"We have received reports about a possible 'blue-on-green' incident in northeast Syria. The incident is under investigation and we will release more details at the appropriate time. The SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] is a partner in the effort to defeat ISIS [Daesh], and we will continue to support them as they liberate the last stronghold of ISIS in the Middle Euphrates River Valley," Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Sean Ryan told Sputnik.

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The incident followed Syrian Arab News Agency reports about the coalition carrying out airstrikes in the province of Deir ez-Zor using white phosphorus, which is prohibited for use against civilians or in civilian areas under several Geneva Conventions.

The US-led coalition has been operating in Syria against terrorists since 2014 without receiving approval for its operations by either the UN or the Syrian government.

*Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State) is a terrorist organization, banned in Russia

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