According to the report, international coalition airstrikes on Syrian Army artillery located near the eastern city of Abu Kamal injured at least two servicemen.
"At around 23:30 local time [Saturday, 21:30 Saturday GMT] the aviation of the international coalition conducted an airstrike on the artillery mount of our forces operating in As Sukkariya region to the west of Abu Kamal… As a result of the airstrike, the mount was destroyed and two servicemen were injured", the source said.
US-led forces have killed at least 1,190 civilians while battling the Daesh terrorist group in Syria and Iraq over the last three and a half years, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) said in its monthly casualty assessment on 31 January. In late December, the coalition reported 1,139 civilian deaths from 31,406 strikes during the entire campaign.
According to the CJTF-OIR, the strikes engaged 394 Islamic State tactical units, and destroyed 244 fighting positions, 172 supply routes, 85 staging areas, 21 vehicles, 17 buildings, 15 vehicle borne improvised explosive devices and 14 mortar launching sites.
The strikes were conducted as the United States was preparing to withdraw its ground forces from Syria on orders from President Donald Trump, who said the Daesh had been defeated in the country.
Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the government forces fighting against numerous opposition groups and terrorist organizations.
The Syrian government has repeatedly said that all foreign forces operating in Syria without the permission of the country’s government are there in violation of domestic and international law and must withdraw.
Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia and many other countries.