Russian General killed in Syria fighting

Since the two strikes in June, one of two USA bases in the area has shut down after Syrian and allied forces essentially cut off access to it.

"At the same time, some of the Syrian Kurds want an autonomous country, that's impossible because Syria's entity as one state cannot be compromised, but if someone wants to and defeat the overall objective of the Syrian government and the Russian military, this could be a move", he stressed.

His death was "the price paid in blood" for USA hypocrisy, Russia's deputy foreign minister said.

"U.S. Special Operations Forces units enable U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) units to smoothly advance through the ISIS formations".

Also on Monday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia accused Russian Federation of killing one of its fighters and wounding others in strikes on a gas facility it captured two days earlier from the Daesh terror group in eastern Syria.

Sunday morning, the Russian Ministry of Defense posted a series of satellite images to its social media outlets that it says clearly show "U.S".

As the SDF encroaches from the east, the Syrian army and its allies are tightening their grip to the west, already controlling the town of Deir al-Zor and edging toward rebel forces.

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Tensions between the United States and Russia in eastern Syria have intensified in recent weeks, as both the Russian-backed Syrian government and US -supported proxies are fighting parallel battles against the Islamic State.

The ministry said Asapov died at a command station manned by Syrian troops, assisting commanders in the liberation of the city.

Russian Federation blames US "hypocrisy" on the death of one of its generals during an ISIS attack over the weekend. Moscow denied the allegation that it struck the militia's forces at the Conoco gas plant.

One of Russia's top generals in Syria has been killed in an attack by the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), with Moscow blaming the USA for his death as it battles to defeat the jihadist cult in its last stronghold in the country.

A spokesman for the US-led coalition, Colonel Ryan Dillon, said rounds had hit in the area around the SDF but he could not confirm they were fired by Russian Federation.

The SDF had twice opened fire with mortars and artillery on Syrian troops who were working alongside Russian special forces, it claimed.