Syrian media say at least five British soldiers have been killed in a rocket attack by Takfiri Daesh terrorists in Syria’s troubled eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr.
Syrian Arabic-language newspaper al-Watan reported on Wednesday that several soldiers were also injured during the attack which targeted al-Shaafah village in Abu Kamal district of the province.
Dayr al-Zawr is located 450 kilometers (280 miles) northeast of the Syrian capital, Damascus.
The UK is yet to comment on the report. If confirmed, this would be the second Daesh attack on British troops in Syria in days.
British media reported on Sunday that two UK soldiers were injured and one member of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Western-backed coalition of mainly Kurdish militants, was killed in a similar attack in Dayr al-Zawr on Saturday.
The SDF, militarily led by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has been accused of colluding with Daesh Takfiri militants.
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The British soldiers were part of the US-led coalition, which has been conducting airstrikes against what are said to be Daesh targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.'
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