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The Americans destroyed the Soviet T-72 tank in Eastern Syria during an air strike. This was announced on Tuesday, February 13, Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson (Lucas Tomlinson) on his Twitter page.
According to him, it happened on 10 February after Pro-government Syrian forces opened fire on an international military coalition led by the US and its Syrian allies in almost the same place as on 7 February. No American was hurt, but three of them were in a tank people killed, the report says.
Later, Tomlinson said that T-72 was destroyed by a reconnaissance-strike UAV MQ-9 Reaper. Tank allegedly belonged to the same forces that last week attacked the headquarters of the “Democratic forces of Syria” (DSS), supported by the United States.
As told to Business Insider, the Pentagon spokesman, the incident occurred near the Tabia. According to him, the tank maneuvered and opened indirect fire on the defensive positions of DSS.
T-72 “Ural” — main battle tank of the USSR, is in service since 1973. It was exported including the Warsaw Pact countries, Finland, India, Iran, Iraq, and Syria.
On 7 February, the coalition led by the United States against the group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) attacked a Syrian Pro-government forces. It was reported that the militia at that time conducted an operation against a sleeper cell of ISIS 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 DSS, where its military advisers.
According to various reports, the attack killed or injured dozens of people. It was reported that among them could be Russian mercenaries.
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