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Russia says it killed US-trained opposition fighters in Syria

Reuters was not able to immediately verify the claim.

By: Reuters | Moscow |
Updated: August 5, 2022 8:28:13 pm
Putin, RussiaRussian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 14, 2022. (AP Photo)

Russia’s defence ministry said on Friday that its air force had “destroyed” a group of U.S.-trained opposition fighters in Syria on Aug. 4.

Reuters was not able to immediately verify the claim.

Russian forces have helped Moscow’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to turn the tide against anti-government rebels, some of them backed by the United States or Turkey, in a civil war that has lasted over a decade.

 

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