Details of US-Russia battle in Syria, - The New York Times

According to The New York Times' data, from 200 up to 300 soldiers of the pro-Syrian government forces died
10:02, 26 May 2018

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The four-hour battle took place between the American Armed Forces and pro-regime supporters in Syria, including the Russian mercenaries in February and The New York Times gained the details of the fight.

According to the Pentagon data, there were around 500 pro-Syrian government forces against 40 Americans. It was one of the bloodiest battles the US faced in Syria since the fight against ISIS.

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Despite the Syrian forces, the Russian mercenaries participated in the battle, particularly; it is most likely to be the fighters of the Wagner Group known as the power of Russia's government that distracts attention from the connection of the Kremlin and some particular objectives.

Pentagon described the battle as the self-defense and mentioned that there were 'hundreds of approaching rival troops, vehicles and artillery pieces in the week leading up to the attack'.

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The main events took place near Conoco gas plant not far from Deir al-Zour city.

All this could bring Russia and the US to the bloody conflict but pro-Syrian government lost the battle. However, the number of the casualties is also not clear. Officially Russia claimed about four perished Russians, while Syria reported about 100 soldiers to be killed.

According to The New York Times' data, from 200 up to 300 soldiers of the pro-Syrian government forces died.

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However, Russia's government denied and continues to deny that its mercenaries participated in the battle.

As we reported on April 13, the U.S. troops landed a missile strike on chemical infrastructure in Syria; the UK and France joined in. The strikes killed at least six people and dealt damage to a number of weaponry research objects. 

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On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.

In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.

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