WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- The Pentagon said on Saturday that Russian forces bombed a target in eastern Syria, a location known to Russians to contain U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State group.
"At approximately 12:30 a.m. GMT Sept. 16, Russian forces struck a target east of the Euphrates River in Syria near Dayr Az Zawr, causing injuries to Coalition partner forces," the U.S.-led coalition said in a statement.
"Russian munitions impacted a location known to the Russians to contain Syrian Democratic Forces and Coalition advisors. Several SDF fighters were wounded," the statement added.
Multinational Coalition troops were not injuried.
The SDF, an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters supported by Washington, initially reported the strike.
It was believed to be the first time that the SDF accused Russian jets of bombing its fighters.
Russian military later told media that Russian forces did not target the group.