US Troops in Syria Injured in Encounter with Russian Military Convoy
US Troops in Syria Injured in Encounter with Russian Military Convoy

US Troops in Syria Injured in Encounter with Russian Military Convoy

Reuters on Wednesday reported that a small number of U.S. troops were injured during an incident with Russian forces in Syria. While such interactions between American and Russian forces are not rare, the incident highlights the risks of troops from both countries operating in close proximity in northern Syria and the potential for an escalation in tensions. One of the officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the injuries were a result of a collision and not any exchange of fire. The other official said the incident took place earlier this week in northeastern Syria and the injuries were mild.

Oshkosh M-ATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
Oshkosh M-ATV Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)

U.S. troops appear to be blocking a road and then attempt to block the path of the Russian patrol when they drive through the field. An American MaxxPro MRAP appears to collide with a Russian Typhoon-K MRAP. Longer version of that video with an American M-ATV and MaxxPro MRAP being overtaken by Russian Typhoon-K, Tigr, Tigr-M SpN, Ural-4320, and BTR-82A vehicles with Russian Mi-8AMTSh and Mi-35M helicopters flying overhead. The MaxxPro MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle is an armored fighting vehicle designed by American company Navistar. Kamaz Typhoon is a family of Russian multi-functional, modular, armoured, MRAP vehicles manufactured by the Russian truck builder Kamaz.

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International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)
International MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)

The Pentagon and the U.S. military’s Central Command, which oversees U.S. forces in the region, declined to comment. The U.S. military said the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley spoke with his Russian counterpart Wednesday, but provided no details on what was discussed. The U.S. military does not generally comment on injuries. However, last month a paratrooper was killed during a vehicle rollover accident in eastern Syria. Earlier this year, another video on social media showed Russian military vehicles, backed by a pair of helicopters, driving dangerously close to U.S. armored vehicles.

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2 comments

    1. no idiot, nobody wants anything to do with Russia, and i can’t help but laugh at people like you who think we’d have any fear of war with russia, they’re an economically barren place in which all they have is oil and its people are such incredible wastes of life as all the strength and goodness and innovation was completely purged and ur left with people whov’e elected Putin like 8 times even after he keeps digging Russia grave deeper and deepe, the less than human/almost as low as a CHINESE!ewww Gross, russia! Hey Putin and fellow russians, heres and idea. why dont you blatantly invade and seize Crimea and pretend ur not you whilst thousands of locals and millions watching around the world colectively point at the screen and say ” I think the Russiansare defecting to Ukraine! Wait, no. no they’re invading it and acting like all is cool!?!
      But yea its Americans are stupid, even though the US HERO BADDASS BEST TRAINED TRROPS ON EARTH WEREBLOCKING THE ROD CUZ EOD WAS COMING TO DISPOSE OF AN IED YOU FUCKING USELESS PILE OF COMPLETE RUSSIAN DOGSHIT! sO WHEN THE BRAINDEAD RUSKIES CANT UNDERSTAND THAT WE WONT ONLY OR EVER BLOKE THE ROAD JUST TO ASSERT OUR DOMINANCE OVER YOU, THAT’S SOMETHING RUSSIANS OFTEN DO BUT I DIGRESS: WHEN THE arrogan russians all charged as if to say “haha stupid American we’re just too dam good, well they didnt realize he was JUST TRYING TO GET THEIR ATTENTION AND INFORM EOD IS REMOVING AN IED ON THE ROAD AHEAD, AND mATV DID NOT RUN INTO THAT RUSSIAN EXCUSE FOR A VEHICLE. now, He did get up really close to him so as to try and shout him off or give hand signals, but, the retarded russian being a worthless retarded stain of humanity likely thought the American EXTREMELY highly trained(probably has had $5+ million in US SOF Training) Professional TIER 1 status, well rangers but top tier “Operator” ( a god to a standard russian conscript, have you seen the poor boys they’re sending in as PMC’s with complete and brand new surplus russian military equipment) but the American didnt hit rusky. No the ruskie even slammed into the US M-ATV it got knocked down from the berm he was driving up to get to the ruskie. It’s clear as day, are you capable of critical thinking and/or awaiting all details/video and evidence before making conclusions? Ur Russian so it doesn’t matter cuz nobody on earth cares…

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