US strikes said to kill scores of Russian fighters in Syria

February 13, 2018 6:15 am stripes.com
US strikes said to kill scores of Russian fighters in Syria

U.S. forces killed scores of Russian contract soldiers in Syria last week in what may be the deadliest clash between citizens of the former foes since the Cold War, according to a U.S. official and three Russians familiar with the matter. More than 200 mercenaries, mostly Russians fighting on behalf of Syrian leader Bashar Assad, died in a failed attack on a base and refinery held by U.S. and U.S.-backed…

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