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U.S.-backed militia bombed by Russian jets in Syria, injuring six

U.S.-backed forces fighting ISIS in Syria said Saturday that six fighters were wounded after being targeted by Russian warplanes.

Syrian Democratic Forces, who are being advised by American troops in their battle against the terrorist organization, said it was the first time they have been bombed by Russian fighter jets.

“At 3:30 am on September 16, 2017, our forces east of the Euphrates River were targeted by Russian and Syrian regime warplanes in the Al-Sinaaiya area,” the SDF said.

No Americans were wounded in the bombing.

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Both the U.S.-backed group and the Russians, coordinating with Syrian regime troops, are trying to expel the jihadists from the region.

“At a time when the SDF’s brave forces are scoring great victories against IS in Raqa and Deir Ezzor… some parties are trying to create obstacles to our progress,” the statement said.

A Russian military spokesman denied targeting the SDF fighters.

“This is not possible. Why would we bomb them?” Igor Konashenkov told AFP.

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