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US kills scores of Russian soldiers in syria?

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not sure if true...but if it is putin ain't going to be happy

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-13/u-s-strikes-said-to-kill-scores-of-russian-fighters-in-syria

 

More than 200 contract soldiers, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, died in a failed attack on a base held by U.S. and mainly Kurdish forces in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region, two of the Russians said. The U.S. official put the death toll at about 100, with 200 to 300 injured.

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Compare these headlines at this moment in time:

 

Reuters: "Kremlin has no information about Russian mercenaries being killed..."

NY Times: "Dozens of Russians are Believed Killed...."

The Hill: "Several Russian Mercenaries killed..."

CNN: "Several Russians killed..."

FoxNews: "Russian news reports say at least several private Russian millitary contractors killed..."

Bloomberg: "Scores of Russia Fighters Killed..."

New York Post: "As many as 100 Russian Fighteres killed..."

haaretz.com: "Hundreds of pro-Assad mercenaries and Russian Troops Killed..."

The Daily Beast: "More than 200 Russian Fighters Killed..."

Daily Mail: "More than 640 Russian mercenary soldiers killed..."

 

The less respectible the source, the more wild sensationalism on the number.

 

Edited by Kiyoat Husker

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3 hours ago, BigRedBuster said:

OK...So, the Russians were attacking the US troops base?

I have no problem with 200 (or more) of them being dead.

 

Exactly. If they don't want Russian troops killed then maybe they should rethink attacking our interests. I don't know what the real number is but hopefully it was every last one that attacked us.

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And why were they attacking a base where there were US troops?

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20 minutes ago, ZRod said:

And why were they attacking a base where there were US troops?

 

 

Because we have a weak president who goes on apology tours.

 

Or something?

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16 hours ago, ZRod said:

And why were they attacking a base where there were US troops?

 

Oil fields.  Same reason the Iraqi government and Shia militias pushed the Kurds out of Kirkuk.  There is a huge oil field under it.

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The operative words are "contract soldiers".   There won't likely be repercussions over the deaths of mercenaries who attacked a U.S. position.  

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6 hours ago, NUance said:

The operative words are "contract soldiers".   There won't likely be repercussions over the deaths of mercenaries who attacked a U.S. position.  

Exactly, but I'm pretty sure even Blackwater would have a pretty good idea where a Ruskie base is...

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