US Kills 100+ Russian Troops

US Kills 100+ Russian Troops

On February 7, the USA military said that it killed more than 100 Syrian militiamen allied with the government of President Bashar Assad.

American-backed military forces killed as many as 100 Russian mercenaries during an attack on a US-held base in Syria last week, according to a report on Tuesday.

A U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone took out a Soviet-made T-72 tank in eastern Syria on February 10 2018 in a "self-defense" strike after pro-regime forces fired on U.S. advisers and allied Syrian fighters.

CBS News notes that whatever their motivations for fighting in Syria, the casualties from last week's battle constitute the first Russians killed by USA airstrikes in Syria.

On Wednesday, February 7, the USA engaged in a massive attack on pro-government fighters in Syria, claiming to have killed around 100 of them in what was described as an act of "self-defense".

The response by the United States was in part due to the "presence of a detachment of USA military "advisers" within the largely Kurdish rebel stronghold" according to the Fraser Coast Chronicle; the publication added that the Pentagon "states this was a well-known fact to Russian and Syrian forces".

"We do not have a fight with [Syrian] pro-regime forces", Col. Dillon said.

Iran's UN Mission rejected Haley's "baseless allegation", accusing the U.S. government in a statement of responsibility for the growth of "terrorism" in the Middle East and calling Israel's "illegal and aggressive practices. the primary source of instability and insecurity in the region".




"We are striving for consensus, and as soon as we can reach it, then we will do it", he said.

A source in the Russian military told Kommersant that the reason for the incident was an attempt by local "big businessmen now supporting Bashar Assad" to seize oil and gas fields controlled by the Kurds, who are USA allies. Pressed by reporters in Thursday's conference call as to whether Putin ordered information about Russian casualties kept from the public, Peskov denied it. Elements of both sides are fighting the last remnants of the Islamic State group in Syria.

They are thought to be among the 100 or so dead after the clash. The attackers were reportedly using mortars and small arms in an effort to push the Syrian Democratic Forces back from a position near al-Tabiyeh in eastern Syria.

In a second episode, the United States struck a Russian-made T-72 battle tank on Saturday after it "took a shot at us" in the same general area of Deir Ezzor province, Harrigian said, adding that he did not know who was operating the tank.

US Defense Secretary General James Mattis has said that the US was puzzled by the attack near Deir Ezzor last week.

"Among the first to spread this information within their channels were Syrian anti-government militants, who for some reason took a photo of the surface of Mars, put on it an image of destroyed military equipment, perhaps even Ukrainian, dated June 2014". Those claims could not be verified.

"The Russians professed that they were not aware when we called them about that force that had crossed [the Euphrates]".

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