Joshua Nevett — The Daily Star Sept 27, 2016
Syria’s army claim the US bombed a military base near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, leaving 62 troops dead and 100 injured.
The strike dealt a major blow to the flimsy ceasefire agreement, giving Islamist terror nuts a boost in the war-ravaged region.
Washington war chiefs said the airstrike was a mistake and was intended to hit ISIS militants.
Now it has emerged that Syrian intelligence allegedly have an audio recording of a conversation between ISIS fanatics and the US prior to the strike.
The content of the alleged contact is not known – but is expected to be revealed in the coming days.
Syrian government official Hadiya Khalaf Abbas said the Syrian Army intercepted a conversation between ISIS and “Americans” before the deadly strike, broadcaster Al Mayadeen reported.
Coalition forces – including Britain – have admitted involvement in the brutal airstrike.
A Russian spokesman fumed: “We are reaching a really terrifying conclusion for the whole world: That the White House is defending Islamic State.
“Now there can be no doubts about that.”
Tensions between Russian and the West are reaching boiling point after the ceasefire collapsed on Monday.
Officials from Moscow yesterday clashed with representatives from US, Britain and France at emergency session of the UN Security Council on Syria.
No action was taken, with all three western powers blaming Russia for allowing president Assad’s government to carry out war crimes.