US and Russian forces have clashed repeatedly in Syria, US envoy says

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Operation Inherent Resolve coalition advisers prepare for another night of fire missions at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. According to a recent report in November, a U.S. envoy told Russian journalists that American and Russian forces have clashed a dozen times in Syria — sometimes with exchanges of fire. (TIMOTHY R. KOSTER/U.S. ARMY)
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Operation Inherent Resolve coalition advisers prepare for another night of fire missions at an outpost near Dashisha, Syria, June 8, 2018. According to a recent report in November, a U.S. envoy told Russian journalists that American and Russian forces have clashed a dozen times in Syria — sometimes with exchanges of fire. (TIMOTHY R. KOSTER/U.S. ARMY)

US and Russian forces have clashed repeatedly in Syria, US envoy says

by: Chad Garland | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 24, 2018

American and Russian forces have clashed a dozen times in Syria — sometimes with exchanges of fire — a U.S. envoy told Russian journalists in a wide-ranging interview this week.

Ambassador James Jeffrey, U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement, offered no specifics about the incidents on Wednesday, speaking to the Russian newspaper Kommersant and state-owned news agency RIA Novosti.

Jeffrey had been asked to clarify casualty numbers and details of a February firefight in which U.S. forces reportedly killed up to 200 pro-Syrian regime forces, including Russian mercenaries, who had mounted a failed attack on a base held by the U.S. and its mostly Kurdish local allies near the town of Deir al-Zour. None of the Americans at the outpost — reportedly about 40 — had been killed or injured.

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