Russia warns US, says special forces helping Syrian troops
September 22, 2017
MOSCOW (AP) — A stern Russian warning Thursday against targeting its special forces in eastern Syria heightened concerns over direct clashes between rival Moscow- and Washington-backed forces fighting for the energy wealth to be found among the Islamic State group's shrinking domain.
The warning was followed by an acknowledgement from the Pentagon of an unprecedented, face-to-face meeting between Russian and American military leaders inside or near Syria to address the rising tensions.
With both Russian-supported Syrian government forces and rival, U.S.-supported Syrian Democratic Forces...