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originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: aethertek
I dont understand the reasoning behind celebrating those 100+ Russian deaths.
Now ISIS and the "moderate" rebels will in turn gain ground.
Russia is there by invitation. We are not.
They WILL kill hundreds of our guys now in retaliation...., anyone who thinks different is an idiot.
EDIT TO ADD:
WHY are we in Syria again?
The mission of that night's operation remains unclear, but the forces were advancing towards a valuable oil and gas field, Coneco, controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed militia that has been fighting ISIS in Syria.
When the pro-regime forces began shelling a base held by the SDF, the US responded with heavy airstrikes and artillery fire, which continued for about three hours.
US commanders tried to reach their Russian counterparts through what are known as deconfliction channels, to warn of their response. But by the time communications were established, the counterattack was underway.