RUSSIA – The latest actions carried out in Syria by the international coalition led by the United States have demonstrated that Washington pursued the goal of seizing Syrian economic assets, said the Russian Ministry of Defense.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has criticized the latest maneuvers of the international coalition on Syrian territory:

“The recent incident has once again demonstrated that the real purpose of the illegal deployment of the United States Forces in Syrian territory is no longer the fight against the Daesh terrorist group, but the seizure and retention under their control. economic assets that belong only to the Syrian Arab Republic,” the ministry said in a statement.

In the night of Thursday, more than a hundred pro-government fighters were killed by a series of strikes carried out by American planes in the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, a Reuters quoted US officials as saying Wednesday evening.

The coalition claims that the assault was carried out in retaliation for an attack on Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) headquarters, a rebel Arab-Kurdish alliance backed by Washington.

No American military member of the SDF was reportedly killed or wounded in this attack, the source added.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the coalition claimed that Syrian pro-government forces had launched an “unprovoked attack” against the headquarters of the Syrian Democratic Forces.