Pentagon estimates likelihood of military clash with Russians in Syria

The situation in Syria, where the interests of various states intersect in a limited space, reinforced by manpower and military techniqueis potentially dangerous to all parties.

RIA News" gives a comment by former retired Commander of the Special Operations Command of the United States Central Command, retired Lieutenant General Michael Nagat.

According to the retired US military, a clash between the US military and Russian or Syrian units in Syria is unlikely.

Nagata assured that the US mission in Syria is still the fight against ISIS * terrorists, and therefore the only option for such a clash could be only a direct attack by the RF Armed Forces or the Syrian Arab Army on US soldiers, in which US troops will be forced to use their right to self defense.

The former commander noted that he did not know when the United States would withdraw its troops from Syria, because, despite the serious damage received, the terrorist group was still strong enough.

In his opinion, one should not rely on the fact that with the formation of a new Syrian government, ISIS will weaken or cease its activities.

* Terrorist organization banned in Russia
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 November 2019 16: 30
    The USA in Syria is an aggressor and an occupier! And Syria must fight the invaders, and only military losses will force the United States to leave this country forever!
  2. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 14 November 2019 16: 39
    The fight against Syrian oil, and not against terrorists - how to damn it all, damn it, to suck it faster and turn it into green papers !!!
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 16 November 2019 12: 16
      Who are you talking about?
  3. Sergey39 Offline Sergey39
    Sergey39 (Sergei) 14 November 2019 16: 55
    For a while, the United States will continue to portray the fight against terrorism, but then they will quietly leave.