Russia records 12 violations by US-led coalition in Syria
The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria records two shelling attacks in the past 24 hours.
The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria revealed on Sunday that the coalition led by the United States had breached deconfliction protocols 12 times within the past 24 hours, Rear Admiral Oleg Gurinov, the center's deputy head, disclosed during a briefing, highlighting instances of uncoordinated flights of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by the so-called "international anti-terrorist coalition."
According to Gurinov, the unauthorized flights of UAVs by the coalition disregarded the deconfliction protocols established on December 9, 2019. The breach of these protocols raises concerns about the safety and security of operations in Syrian airspace.
Specifically, two F-16 fighter jets and an MC-12W reconnaissance jet were reported to have violated airspace in the Al-Tanf area, which serves as a crucial passage for international air routes.
In addition to the airspace violations, two shelling attacks were recorded within Syria's Idlib de-escalation zone in the past 24 hours. One attack occurred in the Idlib province, while the other took place in the Latakia province, resulting in the injury of a Syrian soldier. The continued violence in these areas underscores the complex security situation in Syria.
The US-backed forces are currently occupying parts of the provinces of Al-Hasakah, Deir Ezzor, and Raqqa, where the largest Syrian oil and gas fields are located.
The actions carried out by the United States constitute state piracy with the aim of plundering Syria's oil resources and depriving the Syrians of their own resources amid a harsh economic situation caused largely by the US occupiers.