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Russian mercenaries could be in Syria in the strike zone of the international coalition headed by the USA on 7 February. It is reported CBS News citing a Pentagon spokesman.
According to him, the Russians were among Syrian militias, which attacked, but their purpose was not the Americans, and refinery. It clarifies the channel, if Russian citizens are among those killed in the attack, it was the first American strike in Syria, in which they were killed.
Official information on casualties there. The defense Ministry said that troops of the country in the area of the Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor no, transferred “Interfax”.
The coalition headed by the USA against the group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) attacked Pro-government forces on February 7. It was reported that the militia conducted an operation against a sleeper cell of the terrorist group “Islamic state” in the area of the former oil refinery El ISBA.
In the U.S., said that it was protection. The coalition pointed out that the Syrian military had previously attacked the headquarters of the “Democratic forces of Syria,” where her military advisers.
According to various reports, the attack killed or injured dozens of people.
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