United States drone destroys Russian-made tank in Syria

Russian army servicemen at the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

Russian media said the contractors were part of pro-Assad forces that advanced on oil fields in the eastern Deir el-Zour province and were targeted by the United States.

USA forces stationed with Syrian Democratic forces troops on the base responded with artillery fire and air strikes.

However, reports have surfaced alleging that at least five Russian men fighting informally with pro-government forces were killed in last week's clashes. Alexander Averin, a spokesman for the nationalist party he was linked to, told Reuters Ananiev had been killed in shelling in the same fighting on Feb 7.

But American Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said they had no such information on casualties, and the Kremlin did not confirm any Russian deaths.

"As the hostile forces turned west and retreated, we ceased fire", Harrigian, speaking from his headquarters in Qatar, said in a video teleconference with reporters at the Pentagon.

Footage has been released showing T-72 tank being destroyed as the United States military boasted it had killed more than 100 mercenaries from Russian Federation in a series of devastating airstrikes.

"Officially denying deaths of armed Russian citizens that fight in Syria by the leadership of Russia is absolutely unacceptable". They reported that they had a training base in Russia's Krasnodar Krai region, and that numerous men in the group had fought in Ukraine's Donbas war on the side of the separatists.

But the Kremlin along with Russian President Vladimir Putin refuse to admit anything about the deaths.

Russia considers the USA approach of completely ignoring Turkey's stance toward the Kurds in Syria as unwise, TASS news agency quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as saying on February 13.

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Russian Federation has waged a military campaign in Syria since September 2015, helping Syrian President Bashar Assad's government seize large chunks of territory and turn the tide of war in its favor.

The river acts as a border between the coalition and Russian and Syrian forces, and the Pentagon also described the SDF location as well-known, and that therefore the attack wasn't a mistake. Utkin was photographed next to President Vladimir Putin at a Kremlin reception in late 2016, held to honor him and others for their service to Russian Federation, for which they have received state awards, according to Peskov.

Many of the Russian private fighters in Syria reportedly work for The Wagner group, founded by retired Lt. Col. Dmitry Utkin.

Russian officials said that no Russian forces were involved in the attack, according to the New York Times.

What about the Russian mercenaries?

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The report of Russian mercenaries being killed by US-backed forces is just the latest scuffle in Syria between various countries and regional actors.

We don't run a whole lot of news on the geopolitical and military fronts, but we think we found a story today that everyone needs to be wary of.

The Sochi Congress, in which all segments of the Syria people including Syrian Kurds had participated, proved that the Syrians are firmly committed to their country's unity and safety, which is clearly highlighted in the final statement of the Congress, Bogdanov clarified.

Moscow launched a military operation in Syria in support of President Assad on 30 September 2015. In recent days, rumors swirled online in Russian Federation that large numbers of those military contractors had perished under American fire.

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