The Syrian military has counted the losses in manpower, facilities, and material and also found the perpetrator of the attack on the headquarters in Al-Hiri village, southeast of the al-Bukamal city.
According to Inside Syria Media Center’ military correspondents, the Syrian Arab Army have lost two colonels, Bahjat Suleiman Osman and Manzur Yusuf Abbas, two majors, Salim Muhammad Bakri and Hafiz Muhammad as well as a lieutenant, Muhammad Ali Abbas. In addition, ten more servicemen were killed as a result of the strike of unknown aircraft at the base of the 45th and 46th brigades of the Al-Hashd Al-Sha’abi (The Popular Mobilization Forces). Kata’ib Hezbollah located in this area have also lost 25 of its fighters, dozens were injured.
Iraqi Al-Hashd Al-Sha’ab stated 22 its fighters were killed and about 12 wounded. The responsibility was put to the United States. The Popular Mobilization Forces demanded to investigate the situation and to invoke the responsibility of the U.S. which breached its obligations to the international community in the shortest time possible. Iraqi side claims this is not the first blow of the international coalition on the forces that are fighting terrorists. Such incidents only play into the hands of terrorists, who can easily move between countries.