Views: 42050|Replies: 12

Report: U.S. Forces Killed More Than 200 Russian Fighters in Syria Attack [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-2-14 03:09:18 |Display all floors
Report: U.S. Forces Killed More Than 200 Russian Fighters in Syria Attack

Hundreds of Russian mercenaries were reportedly killed by U.S. forces in a failed attack on a U.S.-held military base and refinery last week. Citing U.S. and Russian sources, Bloomberg News reported more than 200 contract killers—mostly Russian citizens fighting for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—died in what is believed to be the deadliest incident between Russian and U.S. citizens since the Cold War. Russia’s military has disowned any responsibility for the attack in the Deir al-Zour region and a U.S. military spokesperson appeared to accept that claim in a statement. No U.S. coalition casualties have been reported from the attack, but the death toll from the mercenary side is still rising, with soldiers being treated in hospitals in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Defense Secretary James Mattis is reported to have called the incident “perplexing.” The reported death toll would be far greater than all of the Russian casualties the Kremlin has acknowledged during its Syrian incursion.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-2-14 17:37:54 |Display all floors
the bottom line is that these killers — primarily ethnic Russians, but also recruited regionally — work for Putin. Russian suggestions that this was a rogue operation are ludicrous: An armored task force including hundreds of Russian citizens doesn’t attack US troops and blindside Putin. Doesn’t work that way, comrade.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 1

Post time 2018-3-15 08:39:29 |Display all floors
Boston101 Post time: 2018-2-14 17:37

This is excellent news.  200 nazis destroyed.  

West must eliminate every Russian fighter in Syria.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-3-15 20:28:54 |Display all floors
At least these were soldiers, they knew the risk...we'd like the same consideration when its about children, civilians killed by Assad chemical weapins or tanks, or russian non discerning. Carpet bombing. ...

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-3-15 22:24:21 |Display all floors
yasawakic Post time: 2018-3-15 20:28
At least these were soldiers, they knew the risk...we'd like the same consideration when its about c ...

These are not soldiers fighting for their country but mercs (aka mercenaries) which gives Russia deniability.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-3-17 07:13:08 |Display all floors
The US Brig. Gen. in charge of the US-led fight against ISIS confirmed that around 300 Russian mercenaries were killed in a massive battle with US forces on February 7, though the Kremlin denies it.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-3-17 07:13:36 |Display all floors
Russian websites have been seen as advertising jobs for more mercenaries, and a recruiter reportedly said Russians were now joining up to take revenge on the US after losing the fight in February.

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.