Britain is the latest country to acknowledge its participation in the airstrikes that reportedly killed 83 soldiers in the Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr on Saturday.
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on Monday that UK drones participated in the airstrikes against a Syrian military airbase in Dayr al-Zawr.
The MoD also said it is cooperating with the US-led coalition to investigate the incident.
“We can confirm that the UK participated in the recent coalition airstrike in Syria, south of Dayr al-Zawr on Saturday and we are fully co-operating with the coalition investigation,” an MoD spokesman said.
The so-called coalition has been conducting airstrikes in Syria since 2014 without any authorization from Damascus or a UN mandate.
The air raids by the US Air Force and its allies have already caused a war of words between Russia, Syria and the United States.
Russia and Syria accuse Washington of deliberately launching the strikes to help the…