Russian mercenaries killed by US troops in Syria gun battle - News Summed Up

Russian mercenaries killed by US troops in Syria gun battle


US troops killed dozens of Russian mercenaries in Syria in the deadliest clash between the former Cold War foes in decades, according to sources in three different countries. A US official said that 100 fighters loyal to President Assad of Syria, many thought to be Russian, died in a failed attempt to storm a base manned by US special forces and US-backed Arab and Kurdish troops in the Deir ez-Zor region, east the Euphrates River. The attack took place in the early hours of Thursday when 300-500 pro-Assad troops advanced with tanks and artillery on the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF) base. US ground commanders called in F-15 jets, MQ-9 Reaper drones, B-52 bombers, an AC-130 gunship and Apache helicopters. A gun battle lasted about three…


Source: The Times February 14, 2018 00:02 UTC


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