There is little doubt the Americans are frustrated by the success of the Syrian army at Deir ez-Zor and are trying to advance their pawns, the Kurdish and Arab tribal fighters toward the east, Peter Ford, the former UK ambassador to Syria & Bahrain told RT.
The US-led coalition has admitted to carrying out an airstrike in Deir ez-Zor province, which reportedly killed at least 12 Syrian civilians. While the coalition did not acknowledge the casualties among locals, it promised to launch an investigation into the incident.
Terrorism cases should be heard by special courts, possibly involving the military, prominent French right-wing politician Marine Le Pen has said, adding that terrorism should be treated as an “act of war.”
Schools in the liberated areas of Deir ez-Zor city have started the new school year in relative peace after Damascus breached the Islamic State terrorists’ siege and sent much-needed humanitarian aid to the population who suffered years of blockade.
RT’s upcoming documentary ‘The Road to Raqqa’ gives a harrowing insight into the de facto capital of the failed Islamic State and the coalition of local factions and foreign fighters who fought for five long years to recapture the city.