Friday, November 30, 2018

Contrary To Earlier Reports, US And Russian Troops Are Not Shooting At Each Other In Syria

U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey. Photograph: Yasin Öztürk

Task & Purpose: No, US And Russian Troops Are Not Shooting At Each Other In Syria, US Official Clarifies

There are screw-ups and there are major-league screw-ups, but the U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement takes the prize for the mother of all screw-ups by implying that U.S. and Russian troops are shooting at each other in Syria – they aren’t.

* Let’s recap. Ambassador James Jeffrey recently told Russian media that U.S. troops have had to defend themselves “about a dozen times” in Syria, according to a transcript of the interview that was posted on the Russian embassy’s website.
* When a reporter asked Jeffrey if any of those incidents involved Russian forces, he replied: “As I said there have been various engagements, some involving exchange of fire, some not.”

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WNU Editor: When this story broke out 6 days ago I mentioned that I found it strange that no one was reporting on it .... U.S. Envoy Claims That US And Russian Forces Have Clashed Repeatedly In Syria (November 23, 2018). Now we know why .... the story is false. But what I do not understand is why does Ambassador James Jeffrey still have a job.


fred said...

Syria: Wide-ranging Israel air strikes in three waves over Damascus region

Anonymous said...

Russia has lied before.

They lied about Afghanistan casualties. There is a whole Russian category of music devoted to Russian Afghan deaths, which were not be discussed during the time the USSR.

They have lied about Syrian casualties.

Maybe there have been more clashed with Wagner than have been reported.

The ambassador has said some involved gunfire and some did not. He also did not give the size of the opposing forces.

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