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Coalition says reports of Syrian troops killed crossing the Euphrates are “absolutely false”

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve

A spokesperson for the US-led Coalition on Saturday, September 23 described as “absolutely false” reports which said Syrian regime troops were killed by fire from SDF-controlled territory while crossing the Euphrates river.

The reports said that nine Syrian Arab Army soldiers were killed on Friday near Deir Ez-Zor when their boat was fired on from SDF-controlled territory.

We can confirm that these reports are absolutely false.

CJTF-OIR spokesperson

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