A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa city, Syria, Thursday, July 27, 2017. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the northern city has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said Thursday. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

US-Led Forces Accused Of ‘Bloody Provocations’ Against Russian Troops In Syria

“In some cases, these forces have indirectly encouraged other terrorists to attack strategic positions rightfully regained by Damascus, or they have deliberately engaged in bloody provocations against our forces.”