Five British servicemen were killed in a missile attack in Syria. Reports about it “Al-Vatan” with reference to local sources.
According to the Syrian publication, the Islamic State terrorist group is responsible for the attack using a guided missile . At the time of the attack, the British military were in Al-Sha’af in the province of Deir ez-Zor.
It is reported that several soldiers were injured. They were taken to a hospital in Hasaka. The killed British acted in Syria on behalf of the international coalition.
On January 8, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the coalition led by the United States “defeated ISIS by 99 percent.”
December 19, US President Donald Trump announced his victory over IS in Syria. Later that day, the White House announced the withdrawal of US troops from the country. At the same time, the decision does not mean that the activities of the international coalition led by the United States, as well as its campaign, will end.