The Pentagon chief said he had no information about the deaths of Russians in Syria with the coalition strikes
NEW YORK, February 13. /TASS./ The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis had not received information about the death of Russians in Syria as a result of strikes led by the Washington coalition. The head of the Pentagon has declared on Tuesday to journalists accompanying him on a trip through Europe.
“I have not received any evidence that among the dead were some Russian mercenaries, do not belong to the armed forces of the Russian Federation, — quotes the words of Mattis, the Associated Press (AP). — I do not have anything to report in this regard. I didn’t get your information from CENTCOM or from the Pentagon”. In the area of operational responsibility of the Central command of the US Armed forces are primarily the middle East and North Africa.
As stated earlier, the defense Ministry, the Syrian were the militia in the province of Deir ez-Zor 7 Feb under fire from the coalition, the uncoordinated with the Russian military actions. In the incident were injured and 25 militia. Russian troops in that area there, said the defense Ministry.