Jan 10, 2019 08:02 UTC
  •  ‘Daesh rocket attack kills 5 British soldiers in Syria’

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 terrorists.

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.

The military alliance has repeatedly been accused of targeting and killing civilians. It has also been largely incapable of achieving its declared goal of destroying Daesh.

Syrian government forces have frequently discovered US- and Israeli-made bombs and weapons, some of which were extremely rare in the Arab country, during the ongoing anti-terror campaign across the country.

Damascus has, for several times, written to the UN to complain that the US was flagrantly violating its sovereignty. The US supports terrorists fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad and has repeatedly attacked Syrian army positions.