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The Pentagon told the Russian military where U.S. Special Forces are located in Syria with the hopes that Russian aircraft will steer clear of that area and not risk bombing American service members, top military officials said Thursday. The disclosure reveals an expanded level of military–to-military communication and cooperation between the two countries beyond the basic “memorandum of understanding,” or MOU, that was signed in October and focused on safety protocols for air crews operating in Syrian air space. “We provided a geographical area that we asked them to stay out of because of the risk to U.S. forces,” Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told reporters Thursday. “This was a step we took to try to maintain their safety in a dangerous situation and this was a request that we made to the Russians outside the scope of the MOU,” Cook said. “Up to this point, [the Russians] have honored this request,” Cook said.
In December, the U.S. began sending teams of up to 50 Special Operations troops into northeastern Syria to support Syrian rebel groups fighting the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
originally posted by: ColCurious
a reply to: CriticalStinker
Nope. Those are Kurdish forces. The only guys that Russia doesn't define as terrorists.
Also the only guys that don't want to set up an Islamic caliphate in Syria btw... and thus the only guys we (as in we - the west) really should support.
*I wonder if the TSK knows not to shell them??