The Russian MOD seems to have agreed with the Americans that it was Syrian friendly fire. Probably this wouldn’t have happened but for the recent Israeli bombings of Syria.
Elijah Magnier says it was to Syria’s and Iran’s advantage. Glad to hear that! /s
I'll explain more in my article this evening on @AlraiMediaGroup
— Elijah J. Magnier (@ejmalrai) September 18, 2018
PS. In other news, the long-assault on Idlib has been indefinitely postponed. Following talks between Putin and Erdogan, there will instead be a DMZ separating Syria proper from Idlib, jointly patrolled by Turkish and Russian troops. The Turks have also reinforced their presence within Idlib itself.