Trump announces a "serious clash" with the Russians in Syria
US President Donald Trump announced that a "serious clash" took place between the US military and the Russians in Syria about a month ago.
"We talked about this in the past," said Trump at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Florida. "We talked about this in the past. There was a very violent clash in Syria recently, a month ago, between our soldiers and many Russians who were killed. Very sad. "
On February 7, Syrian government forces attacked Syrian-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces" forces, most of them Syrian Kurds. There were US soldiers in the area.
The attacking force reportedly included elements operating in the Russian private security firm Wagner, and later it was said that they wanted to take over Kurdish-controlled oil and gas fields.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova then described the information that Russian military personnel were killed by a US military strike in Syria as misleading.