Scores of Syrians fighting with the pro-government ‘National Forces’ spoke defiantly after being injured in airstrikes by the United States-led coalition fighting alongside the ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) in the region of Deir ez-Zor on Thursday.
SOT, Injured Syrian soldier (Arabic): “We were in Khsham region, SDF forces, which are supported by Daesh [IS] and USA attacked us and we fought them back. The American and Coalition aircraft shot us.
I said to them: ‘We will not remain silent; we will fight them back until we liberate the last span of the lands of Syria. Syria is our country, it is not yours. God hail the Syrian Arab Army’.”
SOT, Syrian soldier (Arabic): “We were in Tabiyyah region. SDF forces infiltrated with the aircraft of the Coalition shelling ahead, but, thank God, we admirably fought them back, they [soldiers] were ready for an operation.
We are always ready for the battle, we are in the arena, to liberate Syria from the Kurds, SDF, or the American forces, we are ready for any battle, being either in Hama, Aleppo,