USA strike killed at least 100 Russian mercenaries during Syria attack
USA strike killed at least 100 Russian mercenaries during Syria attack
US forces drive their armored vehicles near the northern Syrian village of Darbasiyah
18 February, 2018, 06:57
"Officially denying deaths of armed Russian citizens that fight in Syria by the leadership of Russia is absolutely unacceptable".
It was eventually revealed that Russian military contractors were mixed in with the Assad regime's allies in that attack, and a number of them were killed.
The reports cited activists who said that at least four Russian citizens were killed in Syria on Feb 7.
He said the US moves are eroding Syria's territorial integrity by sponsoring the creation of power structures independent from Damascus, noting that Moscow has raised those concerns in contacts with the U.S.
But Bloomberg say that two administration officials in the U.S. government say the country is in talks with Russian Federation in search of an explanation for what happened. "But Russia will pretend nothing happened".
Turkey is conducting a cross-border operation in the enclave to rout a USA -backed Syrian Kurdish militia that Ankara considers to be a "terrorist" group. Elements of both sides are fighting the last remnants of the Islamic State group in Syria.
Russia's intervention in Syria in September 2015, along with Iranian and Hezbollah forces, succeeded in turning the tide in Assad's favor.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon has reported that it mounted another attack in the same area on Saturday, calling in a strike against a Russian-made T-72 tank, which it claimed had been "maneuvering" into firing range of an SDF "defensive position". Twitter is starting to report the names of the Russianskilled in the attack, and the twittering is in the Russian language which means everyone in Russia knows.
Canada defeated in a shootout
It was the second for the Czechs in just eight shots on Ben Scrivens, who got a second consecutive start in net for Canada. Dominik Kubalik and Michal Jordan scored in regulation for the Czechs, who edged South Korea 2-1 in their opener.
"We don't have information about other Russians who might be in Syria". The US responded with airstrikes that killed about 100 of the attackers, according to the coalition, with the rest retreating.
"As the hostile forces turned west and retreated, we ceased fire", Harrigian, speaking from his headquarters in Qatar, said in a video teleconference with reporters at the Pentagon. He told Bloomberg: "No one wants to start a world war over a volunteer or mercenary who wasn't sent by the state and was hit by the Americans".
"We have signed a roadmap, not only in the field of electricity, but also oil and gas, covering the restoration of oil fields and the development of new deposits", Kovak was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.
Those remarks about maintaining communication with Russian officials through deconfliction lines echo similar statements made following last week's attack. The New York Times said that "dozens" of Russians were believed to be killed.
Representatives of the United Kingdom and Sweden, however, have said that a draft resolution for the ceasefire is moving forward, Falk reports. Most of the fatalities were attributed to a US airstrike on enemy columns that was called in by USA -backed Kurdish fighters who believed they were under attack.
The US response showed that Washington "was taking under its control economic assets belonging to Syria", Moscow said.
The Assad government denounced the strikes as a "war crime". The U S officials also said the Russian government had lodged no complaint about its citizens being killed.
On February 7, the US-led coalition in Syria carried out several "defensive" strikes against Syrian forces in retaliation for "unprovoked" attacks on SDF forces, killing an estimated 100 pro-government fighters. There were American advisers at the SDF base who called in an airstrike.
Keita Bates-Diop hit two 3-pointers and Kyle Young had a tip in to bring the Buckeyes within 16 points midway through half. Penn State loaded the highlight reel with some eye-popping dunks in the process as they won their past three games.
Former army officer Bolton, 54, was not widely known outside the party when he became UKIP's fourth leader in a year in September. Following the announcement of the result Mr Bolton said he was "disappointed", but added: "I have not finished in politics yet".
According to ANC and Parliament, Zuma's tenure is over. "We are going to proceed tomorrow with a motion of no confidence". It was then tabled for a vote on February 22 by Speaker Mbete (a member of the ANC).
India coach Ravi Shastri has declared his captain Virat Kohli as the best batsman in the world across all formats. I am a very simple person who believes in showing love to everyone regardless of country, color or religion.
Arsenal is sixth in the English Premier League , eight points behind Chelsea , which holds the fourth and last qualifying berth. Two great goals including a stoppage time victor to make it 3-2, after the home side had trailed 2-1 - what a player.
The duo's wide-ranging talks pertained to boost cooperation in areas of defence and security, trade and investment, and energy. Rouhani's trip to India is the latest stage of a burgeoning relationship between the two countries.
Yes, they took their foot off the gas, but we were much better in the second half and my players deserve credit for that. Danny Drinkwater nearly made it five after picking the ball up just outside the Hull area via a Chelsea corner.
Ontario's New Democrats said the Progressive Conservatives are not in a position to govern themselves, much less the province. On Sunday, Brown posted a Facebook message saying he'd been investigating the allegations and "can prove they are false".
Adam Rippon and Mirai Nagasu of the USA became breakout figure skating stars at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Monday. She pulled it off in her free skate as part of the team competition, which helped land the US team a bronze medal .
And the highlights are going to look a lot better than when he took part in the NBA All-Star celebrity challenge Friday night. He holed the putt for eagle and went on to card five birdies - the sole blot on the book a bogey at the par-four 15th.
Sweet treat ideas for Valentine's Day
Getting a gift or receiving flowers from anyone, including yourself, will make you feel good, loved and all things lovely . So, go volunteer at your local animal shelter or soup kitchen and spread the love, because what you give is what you get.
Jennifer Aniston 'has seemed fine' since Justin Theroux split
So it's possible that Aniston and Theroux either have a super secret confidential license, or that they applied in another county. However, it's not like they don't try to overcome the issue as Justin reportedly tried hard to make his wife comfortable in NY .
Winter Olympics: What happened while you were sleeping
The stars of the Ukrainian hockey every day comment for us played the fights and give predictions on the following match day. And he'd like to prove it against the Russians. "I'm not going to go take Sidney Crosby's spot", Klinkhammer said Friday.
Simmons scores Rising Stars win
They came for the Philadelphia 76ers duo of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons . "I actually want to get the assist record", he stated. But even in the backcourt, Simmons is a huge point guard who can wreak havoc on the game with his sheer length and athleticism.
Man sentenced to death for rape, murder of 7-year-old
He confessed after police investigators said they had matched DNA from nine victims, including Zainab, with Ali. The arrest brought to light eight more such killings and many Pakistanis have demanded he be publicly executed.
Russians rout USA 4-0 in men's hockey
Granato doubled down after the loss on his pretournament comment that the US doesn't "need a miracle" to win. We've got to reset ourselves and come back and play our way in", U.S. captain Brian Gionta said.
Strongest 2-day advance for Dow since Aug 2015
Disney agreed to buy Fox's movie and television studios and some cable and worldwide TV businesses in December for $52.4 billion. Energy stocks, which were among the biggest losers last week, were among the biggest winners, thanks to bargain hunters.
This SC 4-year-old has gone missing. Have you seen her?
The man who Authorities say kidnapped a 4-year-old girl from Johns Island after beating up her mother has been moved. Oliver said Evans and the girl were asleep in the vehicle when he approached, and that once awake, Evans was nervous.
Tracking a possible weekend snow maker
The chance for rain , and maybe a little thunder, will continue into Tuesday when temps are expected to top out in the mid-60s. The strongest wind gusts will occur across the Waterville Plateau, along and south of I-90 across the Columbia Basin.