PressTV-‘US, Russian troops fought repeatedly in Syria’

US and Russian military forces have clashed a dozen times in Syria, including instances of gun battles, said an American envoy involved in the illegal US intrusion into the Arab country, without elaborating on specifics.

US Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James Jeffrey, made the remarks when asked during an interview with Russia’s state news agency RIA Novosti to clarify casualty figures and details of a February gun battle in which American forces reportedly killed as many as 200 pro-Syria forces who had launched a failed attack on a base held by US troops and their local Kurdish allies near the eastern town of Deir al-Zour.

“US forces are legitimately in Syria, supporting local forces in the fight against Daesh and as appropriate — and this has occurred about a dozen times in one or another place in Syria — they exercise the right of self-defense when they feel threatened,” Jeffrey further claimed in the interview…

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