The US-led coalition delivered an airstrike against these pro-government forces. I don't have any reporting that some Russians, non-Russian Federation soldiers, but Russian contractors, were among the casualties. If Russian deaths from the US strike are confirmed, it would mean the two countries were on the verge of a direct military confrontation in Syria. Representatives of the Kurdish nationalist Democratic Union Party did not attend due to Turkey's opposition, while the Syrian government didn't send a representative because they consider the government to be legitimate.
Meanwhile, the Russian defence ministry says that Syrian government-backed troops were hit as they launched an operation against fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group.
As to who they killed, United States officials are no more forthcoming than they ever are, with Lt. Gen. Harrigian saying the U.S. is "not going to speculate" on who they killed, and that they flat out don't know whose tank it was, or who was driving it.
Yury Barmin, a Middle East analyst at the Russian International Affairs Council, a think tank set up by the Kremlin, said Russia supports Assad's efforts to reclaim the "crucial" eastern region of Deir Ezzor to help fund his national reconstruction and reconciliation plan, which the US opposes. I can't give you anything on that. The US reportedly accepted the claim.
Three people inside the tank were killed by a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper drone with precision-guided munition, but no U.S troops or Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militants were hurt in the incident, a defense official told Fox News on Tuesday.
At least 100 Russian mercenaries were killed by American-backed military forces during an attack on a US-held base in Syria, according to reports.
The Pentagon said they were created to protect United States backed rebel fighters in Syria on Saturday against forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad - which are in turn supported by Russian president Vladimir Putin. "We have not received that word at Central Command or at the Pentagon", he told a media briefing on Tuesday. It said it was in regular communication with Russian counterparts before, during and after the attack, and Russian officials assured coalition officials they would not strike coalition forces.
"I also think it is essential to account publicly on interactions with the United States since the danger of an accidental or intentional direct military engagement between Russian Federation and the United States is growing", Yavlinsky said in a statement.
Leader of the Cossack forces in Russia's Kaliningrad exclave Maksim Buga put the number of people killed at "dozens", while speaking to Reuters. Strelkov wrote on his Vkontakte page on February 10 about "several hundred" killed and injured Russian mercenaries. It's also the most visible manifestation of American-on-Russian violence, even if the erstwhile Cold War adversaries were not technically engaged against each other.
Russian media have reported that in addition to Russian servicemen deployed to Syria, thousands of Russians also fought there as private contractors, most serving with the so-called Wagner group.
China (1-2) responded with a deuce in the second only for Canada to come back with four in the third to make it 7-2. Finland was the only winless team (0-4) and had the daunting task of challenging Norway to get off the schneid.
Earlier, England raced to 2-88 off nine overs with Dawid Malan (50), Hales (22) and Morgan (22) all contributing quick runs. D'Arcy Short and Maxwell calmed things down with a 78-run stand before Short was caught and bowled by Adil Rashid for 30.
It also showcased the " 45X concept " the premium hatchback based on the versatile "Agile Light Flexible Advanced" Architecture. Ashok Leyland launched its first electric bus, Circuit S, which offers seating facility for around 25 to 35 people .
Neymar has been in fine form for PSG so far this season, scoring 25 goals and registering 14 assists in all competitions. But they will have to overcome PSG who they face later this month in the Round of 16 stage of the tournament.
The 84-year-old "Carnage" director pleaded guilty to unlawful sex with a minor, but fled the country in 1978 before sentencing. Thurman had safety concerns about driving the vehicle , but she was assured by Tarantino that there were no problems.
One of two recently-discovered small asteroids will safely pass by Earth Friday, after the first did so earlier this week. While 2018 CB is too small for amateur telescopes, it can be viewed live online with the.
George said after the couple had left for their next appointment, with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon . She was accompanied by her husband-to-be, Prince Harry , on another highly-publicised royal appearance.
So I want to calm you: "there will be nothing, because I know the truth", he said. "The State of Israel is a nation of law". It would be up to the attorney general to decide whether to put Netanyahu on trial.
She proceeded to speak directly to Nassar, informing him that his actions would "haunt survivors [for] the rest of their lives". Nassar will begin serving his sentences in a federal prison but it was not immediately clear which one.
It will continue to get warmer heading today, which will see gales of up to 40 miles per hour across northern regions. There is a risk of spot flooding early morning and the warning remains in place until midnight Saturday.
Patrick Surtain Jr ., the No. 1 cornerback in the class of 2018, announced on Wednesday morning that he is heading to Alabama. Alabama and Miami came on late in his recruitment, with Surtain Jr. visiting both schools in January.
Seoul has said it will seek high-level talks with the North Korean delegation during the visit, Yonhap reported. Ivanka is also expected to attend some of the sporting events that United States athletes are competing in.
Gerard also will compete in the Big Air contest, which will be held February 24, the day before the Closing Ceremony. Gerard , at 17 the youngest in the men's competition, landed a flawless backside triple cork 1440 on his final run.
Venezuela's fractured opposition coalition has not selected a candidate or decided if it will boycott the election. Several countries, including major Latin American countries, have already said the vote will lack legitimacy.
Police say Jackson, a 26-year-old linebacker with the Colts , was the passenger in an Uber when he got sick at around 4 a.m. On Tuesday morning, President Trump tweeted a condemnation of Orrego-Savala and sent his condolences to Jackson's family.
The top five out of 10 teams after the short program/short dance qualify for the free skating/free dance segment on Monday. It didn't quite work, but the gesture captured the unity and spirit the Canadians have brought all week to the team event.
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney compared it to high-end meal delivery kit service Blue Apron . The White House said the plan would save the USA almost $130 billion over 10 years, and reduce the potential for EBT fraud.
In the second half Watford did plenty of pressing and Gerard Deulofeu went close with a free kick which Adrian saved well. Watford manager Javi Gracia felt Hernandez may have shoved defender Marvin Zeegelaar before he headed the opener.
Rachel Brand , the associate attorney general, will leave the DOJ for a job in the private sector, according to the report . Rachel Brand , the third in line at the US Justice Department, plans to step down , The New York Times reported Friday .
She says Trump wants the Pentagon to "explore a celebration" that would allow Americans to show appreciation for the military. Le Drian called it an "official visit", short of the state visit that the White House had earlier promised.
Meanwhile, Turkish operations against Syrian Kurdish forces have compounded the suffering in northern and eastern Syria. The UN has a plan to reach 700,000 people with relief in the next two months, if it can obtain permission to proceed.